Mindful Bodies

Mindful Bodies

5.0 (2)
Best of 2021
6 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) is the owner of Mindful Bodies, which is located at Northgate Mall in Durham NC. Shawnta has 5 other counselors who work alongside her at Mindful Bodies.  The Mindful Bodies counseling staff consists of Licensed Profesional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Professional Counselor Associates (LPCAs) & Masters Level counseling interns. The LPCAs & LPCs charge for counseling on a sliding fee scale and the interns provide counseling at no cost, $0. The Mindful Bodies counseling staff helps work through concerns, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, parenting & couples issues, life transitions (divorce, adoption, retirement, etc), identity development, eating disorders and grief. 

Shawnta Wright Bio: Shawnta is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor & also a certified personal trainer & group fitness instructor. Shawnta specializes in treatment for eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image, couple's counseling, relationship issues and other concerns. She offers in person & online counseling sessions. For more information, visit www.mindfulbodies.net

Shawnta enjoys helping people feel heard & understood. She is a catalyst for change. She helps motivate her clients to learn & practice strategies for thinking, feeling & behaving in more effective ways. Shawnta understands that change is a process, not a destination, so there will be forward and backwards movement in the journey towards change and sometimes there will be no movement at all but this is part of the process. 

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Durham, NC 27703
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2 Reviews


  • Cecilia S.

    Exceptional professional supervision

  • Robin H.

    I started attending one of the cognitive behavior therapy groups offered by Mindful Bodies in January 2016. Shawnta explained the process, concepts and materials in detail. I was comfortable with what I was allowed to share, I did not feel any pressure and the way the material was shared really helped. Shawnta is professional, knowledgable, friendly and warm. 3 years later, I continue to use Mindful Bodies services. I feel that I have improved in many areas and overall am healthier physically and mentally.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Shawnta utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Person Centered Therapy & Gottman Method Couples Counseling to help clients move towards their goals. The 1st step is for clients to contact her and she will schedule a phone consultation with them. If both parties agree to begin a counseling relationship, then Shawnta will schedule the 1st appointment. The 1st appointment will take approximately 90 minutes & the client will spend a few minutes completing intake paperwork & the remainder of the time will be spent setting therapy goals .

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Shawnta has a BA in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hil (UNC)l & a Masters in Communty Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University (NCCU).