Shana Whitney
Shana Whitney - Mental Health Therapist III, Licensed Mental
Health Counselor, NCC
Education: Master of Arts, Marriage & Family Therapy
Institution: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma
Area of Specialty: Cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems
Languages: English

Shana Whitney joined Sea Mar's Puyallup Behavioral Health Clinic in 2009 as a mental health therapist.

Previously, Shana worked for Sea Mar as a GA-U coordinator, working with clients who are temporarily unable to work due to medical and/or physical limitations. She participated on University of Washington focus teams that helped the GA-U program to become statewide in scope, and later served as a trainer.

In 2007, Shana earned a Bachelor's degree in English writing at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. During her undergraduate program she studied abroad, traveling to Namibia, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Germany, and Indonesia. Her overseas internships included volunteering with those affected by the HIV/AIDS virus, writing for local magazines that helped recognize the voice of small communities for effective change, and working with the environment and wildlife.

In 2009, Shana earned a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Pacific Lutheran University. In her graduate program she gained valuable experience working with couples, families, children, geriatric populations, and multiculturalism.

Shana enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest and spends her free time reading, visiting with friends and family, going to the gym, taking care of her Jack Russell Terrier, watching football, and snowboarding.

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