Shea Dickey

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Shea Dickey

Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern

More About Me

Ever thought to yourself, Maybe I should talk to someone? I am here to validate and confirm that asking for help doesn’t need to feel uncomfortable or shameful. My goal as a clinician has always been to contribute to the paradigm shift that Therapy is for EVERYONE.

As a Millennial in modern day America, along with many others, I understand that the struggle is real. I am no stranger to the discomfort, pressure, and sky high expectations that come with living in today’s society. I am passionate about working with Adolescents and young adults to navigate this changing world. I have found that despite its negative track record, when used strategically, social media can become a tool to inspire and empower us. Let me show you how!

As a queer woman, I am passionate about creating safe and affirming spaces for those who identify under the LGBTQIA+ Umbrella. Whether you are questioning, struggling with identity, or looking to explore your sexuality, rest assured, you do not need to do it alone. With many years of lived experience, and experience working with LGBTQIA+ individuals at an Inpatient Psych. Facility, my office is a safe space for you to be unapologetically, authentically, yourself.

Are you a self proclaimed people pleaser? Have you ever wished you were more assertive or confident? In our lives, we may sometimes find ourselves experiencing compassion fatigue or developing underlying resentment due to poor boundary setting. I am here to educate and assist with identifying characteristics of codependency, poor boundaries, and negative self talk. Instead, we will work to develop healthy boundaries, alternative behaviors to co-dependency and learn positive self-talk. A foolproof guide to creating and maintaining healthy boundaries and meaningful relationships, if you will. Hard work at first, but you’ll thank yourself later.

Education and Experience –

I received my Bachelors in Social Work from Saint Leo University and continued on to receive my Masters in Social Work From Florida State University. I am currently a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern under supervision while I work towards my clinical license (LCSW). Throughout my career I have worked in a variety of settings. I previously worked as a Behavioral Health Therapist on a Crisis Stabilization unit, as well as worked as a counselor in an outpatient substance abuse center. Each role provided me with experience and lessons that assist in my work with clients today.

  • Working with Adolescents, college students, and young adults to navigate life’s challenges.
  • Building self-esteem and developing personalized self-care plans to enhance quality of life.
  • Learning how to tackle anxiety and depression with grounding techniques, self-care, and development of self-esteem.
  • Gaining knowledge on attachment styles to enhance platonic and romantic relationships in your life.
  • Learning how to cope with stress from work, college, relationships, family, and lack of self-care.

Shea’s Specialities –

  • Adolescents and young adults
  • Women’s issues
  • Dating and Relationships
  • College Students
  • Identity
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Self-esteem and Self-love
  • Boundary Setting
  • Attachment Styles / Love Languages

Fun Facts About Shea –

  1. I am a HUGE Hockey Fan. (Go Lightning!!!) I have also visited 13 out of 32 NHL Arenas. I have made a habit out of purchasing a home team puck from every stadium I visit to add them to a display case in my home office. Someday, I hope to visit all 32 Arenas!
  2. I love to travel and visit the US National Parks. Hiking has become a great way for me to stay active and really appreciate all of mother nature’s wonders. I also love to go indoor / outdoor rock climbing in my spare time. It has become such a great way to stay active and self-care.
  3. I have a 4yr old long-haired Chihuahua named Kai who is my entire world. You can often find us hanging in a hammock at Vinoy park. I find reading by the water to be therapeutic, and Kai enjoys watching the squirrels dodge rollerbladers and bikers on the sidewalks around us.
  4. Although there are technically 5 love languages, Coffee should be the 6th. As a Pinterest quote once said, “I don’t drink coffee to wake up, I wake up to drink coffee.” During my travels, one of my favorite things to do is research the best coffee shops each city has to offer. As a St. Pete local, I am proud to say some of our very own are in my top 10!
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