About Mindful Bodies

Mindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright (pronounced Shawn Tay), MA, LPC-S, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor , an AFAA group fitness instructor/ personal trainer, a licensed Zumba instructor, and the owner of Mindful Bodies LLC.

Mindful Bodies Counseling Staff is comprised of Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) & Licensed Professional Counselor Associates (LPCAs). We provide individual and group counseling on a sliding fee scale so all clients, including people who do not have insurance can afford our services. We provide counseling to children, teens, adults & couples for a myriad of concerns, including but not limited to, stress management, depression, anxiety, relationship & couples issues, Gottman Method Couples counseling, parenting, eating disorders, body image, weight management, identity, self esteem, self worth, life transitions like retirement, parenting, divorce & grief.

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Shawnta Wright, LPC-S, MA, Biography

Shawnta  (pronounced Shawn Tay) is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) & a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1996 from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Community Agency Counseling from NCCU in 2006. Shawnta has been a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1996. She has been a licensed Zumba instructor since 2011.

In 2010, Shawnta bridged together her background in mental health and physical fitness and founded Mindful Bodies, LLC.  Shawnta provides mental health counseling to adults, adolescents, children, couples, families & groups for issues including, but not limited to, general weight management, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, identity development, stress management, self-esteem, self image, body image, domestic violence, sexual assault, couples, families, parenting issues & Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

Shawnta provides clinical supervision to provisionally licensed counselors (LPC-As) . She also offers mental health counseling to other therapists who are working towards issues that included but are not limited to work/ life balance, counter transference, self awareness, trauma, professional identity development, relationships, identity, life transitions, general weight management, eating disorders & mood disorders.

One of the most interesting facts about Shawnta is that she was the coach of Durham Senior (citizens) Divas & Dudes cheerleaders from 2004 – 2010.

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