Carita Shawchuck, PHD

I felt called to become a child and adolescent psychologist as an adolescent, and strive to help individuals make emotional, relational, and spiritual changes that free them to be more of who God created them to be. I believe it is important to develop a plan of treatment that helps individuals and families meet their goals for change and create a safe space for that change to take place.

I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families., and specialize in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, and stress disorders. I employ treatment strategies that are considered best practices for the presenting concerns. Depending on the presenting concerns, these strategies may include cognitive behavior therapy, exposure therapy, skills training, relaxation and meditation, and parent training.

I approach therapy as a collaborative process guided by the Holy Spirit to bring freedom and healing into the lives of those with whom I work. Jesus said, “So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (NIV John 8:36). Therapy is a process by which the Spirit of God can work to bring freedom into people’s lives. It is my goal to help everyone who engages in therapy to experience more of the freedom that Christ died to give them.

  • Anxiety Disorders
    • Panic Disorder
    • Social Anxiety
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Generalized Anxiety (excessive worrying)
  • Mood Disorders
    • Depression
    • Bipolar Disorder
  • Habit and Compulsive Disorders
    • OCD
    • Tics
    • Other compulsive behaviors
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Stress and adjustment problems
  • Coping with separation and divorce
  • Parenting problems
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology – Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Clinical Child Psychology – West Virginia University
  • Pre-doctoral Internship in Pediatric Psychology – Michigan State University, Dept of Pediatrics
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida and North Dakota

Accepts Cigna, Optum and Fee for Service