I am Chantel Bratcher-Coleman,
I am the founder & lead therapist of Shaping Minds Therapeutic Services. A Delaware Licensed Therapist with certifications associated with trauma, substance use and gambling addiction. For the last 15 years I have been providing counseling to promote mental wellness in children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. For a decade, I held leadership roles in non-profit agencies that serviced the mental health needs within the community. As an adjunct professor I aspire to educate the new class of therapists coming into the field. I appreciate every aspect of what I have experienced in this field. I was told that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. Well that is not true in this field. Being trusted to touch peoples’ lives is hard work. It forces me to continue to learn and be humble in order to make a conscious effort to provide the best support, technique and care with people at their most vulnerable moments. As for me: My family is my world, I believe in energies, I am an optimist, I love to bargain shop, I binge watch movies, I am versatile, and I am a Dreamer. Although firm with the understanding that wishes on stars will not bring fairytale endings, I can always hope. I am certain that this counseling career chose me (especially after spending three years of college in the nursing field). I know that to be our best it takes a village, so I wait patiently to share the responsibility of being a support during a challenging season as a part of yours.
Specializing in Anxiety Treatment, Depression and Couples Therapy
Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry.
Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. ... Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.
“Trauma is when we have encountered an out of control, frightening experience that has disconnected us from all sense of resourcefulness or safety or coping or love”.