Choosing Empowerment

With wisdom, growth is infinite

Barrier breaking| High accountability| No bullshit mental health| Healing through the power of choice

Choosing Empowerment

Who We Are

Choosing Empowerment

Welcome Cyclebreakers! I'm Shawnnell, Licensed Professional Counselor & Founder of Choosing Empowerment; Your Favorite Barrier Breaking, High Accountability, No Bullshit Therapist.

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.

  • 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
  • Choosing Empowerment is Sex Positive, Kink Positive, Poly Affirming, Health at every size ally

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


Choosing Empowerment has openings for New Clients!! 

Who We Serve

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

Black Community

Including other POC/BIPOC Communities

Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

LGBTQ+ Community

Foster & Adoption

Families, Children, Parents, Former Foster, Adult Adoptee

Spanish Speaking Community

Disabled Persons

The cycle STOPS with You! Begin Your Journey to Mental Wealth.

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


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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