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

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