Shani Cerritos is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland,
Baltimore with her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health. Shani has 7+ years of
experience in working with people who have anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, life
management issues, and life stresses. She has a special interest in minority and women’s issues. She
focuses on helping clients discover their potential, strengths, passions, and goals for life. She has
experience working with individuals from children to adults, families and couples.
Shani uses Cognitive Behavioral techniques to help the client change their thoughts and outlook on life
and/or situation. She uses strength based, solution focused, and crisis intervention to help guide clients
through the difficulties of their diagnosis and/or life. Shani’s interventions are different for each client.
The interventions are specifically tailored to each person and/or family unit to focus on their specific
needs and goals.
Shani collaborates with clients to help establish goals that they specify are important to them. She
intensely listens to every concern and issue, so she is able to align with clients to help them navigate
through difficulties. She genuinely celebrates with clients when goals and milestones are on the horizon
Children, Teens, Adults