Erik Lowery, LMSW
I am Erik Lowery,
A Delaware Licensed Master’s Social Worker with certifications associated with trauma, substance use, and cognitive behavioral therapy dealing with the criminogenic need. For the last 15 years I have been providing counseling to promote mental wellness in adolescents, adults, couples, and families. For several years, I held leadership roles in non-profit agencies that serviced the mental health needs within the community and in the prison system. I enjoy all facets of the field and helping to enhance the lives of others through mental wellness. I believe that it is important to consider the footprint you leave on this Earth, rather than just becoming ash and what better way to leave a footprint than through enhancing the lives of others. Being trusted to enhance peoples’ lives is hard work. It teaches and encourages me to respect others and appreciate differences. Helping the lives of others also allows me to understand that differences between people is not only what makes them unique, but what makes them interesting. I also enjoy doing personal training and enhancing the physical aspect of one's body as well as their minds. This helps promote longevity, happiness, and focus. I have been involved in personal training for over eight years, and I thoroughly enjoy watching the positive transitions that physical fitness and health promote in a person’s life. As for me, I love family and spending time with my little one. I love Jiu Jitsu (a martial art), traveling, and I love to figure things out (i.e problem solving). I enjoy playing games like chess, Monopoly, Othello, and Scrabble to help me to relax and refocus, almost like taking a mental vacation. I am a strategic thinker, and I am particularly good at identifying resolutions to problems even when there seems that there is none. I value being able to think outside the box, especially when it comes to helping people and enhancing lives. I believe that oftentimes society puts so much pressure on us that we lose a sense of self and become consumed by what the world around us expects of us. We should be able to access our best selves and at times simply need others to help usher us down the path to our purpose.
Shaynelle Bordley-Barnes, LPCMH
I am Shaynelle Bordley- Barnes,
A Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor in the State of Delaware and the District of Columbia, who works with detained youth that presents with co-occurring disorders and a significant number of economic barriers. Shaynelle believes in rehabilitation, and that we all have an innate drive to become successful with support, resources, and identifying our life's purpose. After being exposed to a significant amount of tragedies and hardship in life, I knew counseling was not what she “wanted to do”, but instead her “Purpose.”
I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. She has helped shape the lives of many women, men, and youth, from a wide variety of backgrounds, in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia. Shaynelle specializes in co-occurring disorders, mindfulness based treatment, addictions and recovery, prevention & re-entry services, grief & bereavement, adolescents, behavioral management, trauma, crisis management, and LGBTQ+ issues.
I am an Internationally Certified Addiction Counselor, Prevention Specialist, Correctional Health Professional, and National Certified Counselor. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, from Immaculata University in Pennsylvania, and graduated with the honors of Magna Cum Laude. My newest journey is the pursuit of higher education for a Doctorate of Psychology.
I enjoy spending time with family. I am a huge advocate for self-care! I adhere to the motto “Good Vibes Only!” I enjoy mindfulness-based activities such as meditation, yoga, working out, massages, and pedicures.
I possess a host of other specialties and certificates. However, what makes me the most successful is a unique and special gift that drives my every day; My passion to help and heal others.
“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.”-Paul Brandt
Corey Blassingale, LPCMH
When individuals experience traumatic events, severe life stressors, or changes sometimes their life becomes unraveled. One of my passions is to assist with the healing process of individuals who are in need or is experiencing these events. I have helped my clients find a healthy perception of themselves, overcome adversity, and provide them with the tools to work towards their Ideal self. I understand that everyone sets of strengths, desires, and needs are different.
Therefore, maintaining flexibility and tailoring strategies for each client is important with helping them successfully achieve their personal goals.
I am License Professional counselor in Delaware with over 15 years of experience as a helping professional. I have been trained in evidence-based intervention such as CBT, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, solution focused, along with many other evidence-based and trauma informed practices. I have assisted clients with addressing many common issues like depression, trauma, addiction, ADD, PTSD, and grief.
I have provided services to individual from a diverse background that include children, adults, older adults, families, couples, LBGTQ+ and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. I take pleasure in learning new things, traveling, sports, spending time with family, and have guilty pleasure for watching movies. I am a father, husband, brother, and son. I am you. I enjoy engaging in collaborative conversations that lead clients to self-awareness, acceptance, and insight. There are times in life when we feel lost or troubled. It is at those times when we have potential for much growth and change in our life. When reaching out in counseling we can meet, sort things out, and look at what you want your life to become.
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Erica Hurtt, LPCMH
I am Erica Hurtt. I hold a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Of Mental Health in the state of Delaware with 15 years of experience. I am skilled in working with individuals, groups and families. My counseling experience has allowed me to work with multi-faceted intricacies that include Adolescent perpetrators of sexual abuse, Anxiety Disorder, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. My core training is in Adlerian Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. However, with the colorful dynamics that life can bring, a one size fits all approach rarely brings about effective change. My therapeutic style is eclectic and provides a non-judgemental environment to assist with peeling back layers to promote self-awareness to patterns of behavior and enhancing the effectiveness of one's ability to cope. I challenge you to take the first step to a greater change. Awareness is the compass to new ways of thinking and responding to life's travels.
Steven Coleman, LMSW
I am Steven Coleman,
A Delaware and New Jersey Licensed Masters Social Worker. Over my 20+ years of experience I had opportunities to work in many environments with varying levels of mental health clientele. The majority of my career was spent working in the criminal justice system with youth and adults. This allowed me to get an appreciation for people, their story, triumphs, trials and tribulations. Everyone has something to offer but people are often disregarded once they begin a life headed down a not so desirable path. Growing up in Wilmington in impoverished areas gives me an appreciation for the positive outcomes that come from the most unexpected places, kind of like that rose that grew from the concrete.
I am a fan and connoisseur of Hip-Hop culture. I believe in the foundation from which Hip-Hop was birthed, which is ... You can make something out of nothing! This is a motto to live by because you can master anything with passion, dedication and resources. I am formally trained as a therapist, but life has allowed me to wear many hats. My passion is business coaching and entrepreneurship. I have had many years of experience being involved in successful business ventures. Life Coaching is also a spiritual passion of mine, beleiving that one must invest in their own well being as if they were building an investment prtfolio, with both short term and long term goals; both conservitive and agressive.