About Mindful Bodies

Mindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright (pronounced Shawn Tay), MA, LCMHCS,  is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) & Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associates (LCMHCA). 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, BLM & LGBTQIA related concerns, relationship & couples issues, Gottman Method Couples counseling, parenting, eating disorders, body image, weight management, identity, self esteem, self worth & life transitions like retirement, parenting, empty nest, divorce & grief.

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Shawnta Wright, LCMHCS, MA, Biography

Shawnta  (pronounced Shawn Tay) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS). 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 & 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, BLM and LGBTQIA related concerns, identity development, stress management, self-esteem, self image, body image, life transitions, domestic violence, sexual assault, couples, families, parenting & relationship issues & Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

Shawnta provides clinical supervision to provisionally licensed counselors (LCMHCA) & she also offers mental health counseling to other therapists for issues that include, 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.

I have actively been working since the 1990’s to promote equity and justice for all marginalized people, including women and girls of African descent. I was a mentor with the Big Brother/ Big Sisters organization, a volunteer with Sisterhood Agenda before I founded and ran Sister on the Move (SOME) from 1999 – 2004. SOME was a non-profit grass roots organization that paired female mentors of African descent with girls ages 9 – 18 of African descent. I currently serve as an informal mentor to young African American women and girls. 

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

For more information about Shawnta, text 919-812-3172 , email swright@mindfulbodies.net or visit www.mindfulbodies.net


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