Shay DuBois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Shay DuBois, LCSW

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“My goal is for therapy to be a collaboration where clients feel respected, heard, and understood.  I believe every client has the potential to discover inner strengths and solutions that work in their lives which will allow for greater connection, performance, and peace.”  I take an integrative approach to therapy considering the role of the brain, body, and mind. I understand that we experience life in all three domains and I use movement based, brain based, and thought based interventions to help clients get unstuck and reconnect with themselves and others. 

I have worked in both private practice and the non-profit sector, focusing on how trauma impacts a client's life and functioning, and working with client's to resolve trauma. I have worked with youth who were considered “most at risk” due to trauma, lack of connection, and difficulties building relationships and adults processing complex trauma and anxiety. I have also worked with adults and teens diagnosed with OCD.

Areas where Shay can help:
* Trauma
* Anxiety
* Depression
* Negative Self-concept
* Lack of Early Childhood Attachment
* Lack of Motivation

Shay specializes in:
* Child and Adolescent issues
* Young Adults
* Adults
* Complex Trauma
* Anxiety
* Depression

Education and Specialized Training:
EMDR Levels 1 and 2 trained

Bessel van der Kolk’s Traumatic Stress Studies Certification from Trauma Research Foundation 2021

Dan Siegel’s Interpersonal Neurobiology and Mindsight Comprehensive Certification 2021
Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry Certification (in progress Feb 2022-2023)
Neurofeedback certification through Trauma Research Foundation (in progress 2022)

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Compassionate Inquiry
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Dance Or Movement Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Immunodisorders
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Atheism/Agnosticism
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Professional Certification(s)
Bessel van der Kolk’s Traumatic Stress Studies Certification
The Trauma Research Foundation
Dan Siegel’s Interpersonal Neurobiology and Mindsight Comprehensive Certification
Neurofeedback certification through Trauma Research Foundation (in progress)
The Trauma Research Foundation
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
National Association of Social Workers

Member in good standing
California Clinical Social Workers Association
Member in good standing
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of New England, Biddeford, Maine

Masters of Science: Clinical Social Work
University of Maryland, University College,  Adelphi, Maryland

Bachelors of Science in Psychology