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With Wisdom, growth is infinite.

Healing through the power of choice


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Welcome Cyclebreakers,
I'm Shawnnell

Licensed Professional Counselor

& Founder of Choosing Empowerment

Your Favorite

Barrier Breaking, High Accountability,

No Bullshit Therapist

Congratulations on CHOOSING YOU and the start or continuation of your Mental Wealth journey. Thank you for considering the Choosing Empowerment Barrier Breaking Team to be your guide.

"The Two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why" -Mark Twain

Cycle Breakers become Barrier Breakers who contribute the the creation of more Cycle Breakers!!

I was born to Break Cycles so that I could create a safe, authentic, NO Bullshit, space that Breaks Barriers to help more people Break Cycles!! The gift of Counsel is a special one (no more special than yours) and Choosing Empowerment's dynamic team has a passion for serving those in need in many capacities in the community.  

Choosing Empowerment is an innovative Virtual Mental Wealth Resource Agency dedicated to serving Marginalized and Disenfranchised communities by breaking the barriers that stand in the way. We serve couples, families, groups, and individuals aged 5 and above. Our comprehensive range of services includes Psychotherapy, life coaching, skill building, Education, and access to valuable resources. We are committed to actively contributing to the healing and empowerment of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, foster/adoptive families, and formerly incarcerated communities.

We understand that people want to be seen, heard, validated, and understood. People do not care what you know until they know that you care. Choosing Empowerment goes beyond the call of duty to serve our populations and anyone who can benefit from our No BS style of service delivery. 

We stand in the Foundations that are the POWER OF CHOICE and the POWER OF HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP!

Our commitment to equitable access drives our enthusiasm to demolish stigmas through education, stomp financial barriers by accepting insurance and offering alternative financial options, eliminate logistic barriers by offering services virtually, and build healthy relationships with the community to ensure you have additional resources for continued growth.

Our goal: Help the people heal by any means necessary!!

Whether you are passing through or hanging out, we are proud of you for taking this huge step! Feel free to stay connected by filling out the contact form below! 

Choose to have a great day!!

We Specialize in Breaking Barriers by Providing Access to Mental Health Care for Marginalized and Disenfranchised Communities so they can Break Cycles

Black Community and other POC/BIPOC


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Mental Health Therapy

& Life Coaching

Individual, Family

Couples & Children




Foster & Adoption




Former Foster

Adult Adoptee

Those who walked before you were not afforded the opportunity and access to the tools and resources needed to safely travel their healing journey.

The cycle STOPS with You!

Begin Your Journey to

Mental Wealth

Pondering Soul

Couldn't have found Shawnnell at a better time. She has been such a great help to me in every way needed and more. She is somebody that genuinely cares about her clients and will go above and beyond to make sure they get the help they deserve. 

- A.C.

Ms. Shawnnell is amazing! As a person she makes you feel like you have known each other forever. She makes me feel seen and heard. It's a great feeling to actually feel like you have someone in your corner cheering you on. She is great at what she does. I am so blessed to have crossed paths with her and have her to help me on my journey of healing to become a better version of myself everyday.

- A.L.

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