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Shawn Whitt

Clinical Director

Clinical Director



Shawn’s passion lies in the area of crisis triage, trauma recovery, and addiction. Shawn often lectures throughout Georgia on the neurology of the traumatized brain, complex post traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), and on an innovative, triphasic approach to trauma therapy incorporating established trauma techniques with a unique connection with community. Such experience motivated her to found TraumAnon, a peer-led, trauma support group. Offering individuals who identify with trauma a community of support and healing, TraumAnon has been introduced to hundreds of individuals throughout the United States and other countries. For more information, go to or Facebook: TraumAnon, Trauma Support Group.

Shawn received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a psychoanalytic discipline from Northwestern University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Shawn is trained in Level Two EMDR techniques and utilizes this in her practice. Shawn’s focus has led her to work within behavioral health hospitals, addiction treatment facilities, and within correctional institutions as well as maintaining her private practice. Most recent Shawn’s efforts involve bridging the gap in outpatient addiction treatment and trauma at Etowah Recovery Center. She recognizes the need for community, sober support and clinically driven programming when treating a client with substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health while practicing trauma informed care.

 In her free time, Shawn can be found relaxing with her best friends, supporting local restaurants around Atlanta, and singing. Originally from Kentucky, Shawn is a fan of Derby-related events and remains connected to her roots.