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Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life.

I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you.

My name is Henaris Curiel-Shaw.  I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and have lived in three different continents, but have made Texas my home for the past 20 years.

I obtained a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and have over 13 years experience providing therapeutic services to children and families.

I was employed at Any Baby Can for more than seven years and later was a therapist for Austin Travis County Integral Care. Through my work with these two agencies, I had the opportunity to treat children and adults. Many of my clients experienced trauma or abuse. I have  worked extensively with families suffering with grief and loss, as well as parents of children with disabilities. I have significant training in Infant Mental Health and contracted with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to foster family reunification. 

Being  from Caracas, Venezuela I have a keen interest in working with immigrant Spanish-speaking families. I am completely comfortable providing therapeutic services in English or Spanish. 

Below are the list of challenges that I have experience navigating with my clients:

· Parent/Infant Relationship

. Adoption

· Bonding and Attachment

· Childhood Behavioral Difficulties

· Grief and Loss

· Terminal Illness

· Complex Trauma and Childhood Abuse

· Depression and other Mood Disorders

· Self-Esteem

· Anxiety

· Sexual Orientation

· Intimate Partner Relationships

I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations.  I use a combination of approaches to best meet the needs of clients. These approaches include Psychodynamic therapy, Theraplay, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) ,  and NARM ( Neuro-Affective Relational Model) which is a model that is designed to treat the effects of  Complex Trauma .

Henaris Curiel-Shaw, LCSW

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