Dr. Shantel Crosby, LCSW

Owner | Therapist | Consultant

Greetings!! I'm Shantel--owner of West Rose Therapy & Consultation, LLC, a mental health therapist, a tenured Associate Professor of Social Work, and consultant. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a Master's and PhD in Social Work, and am widely published in the area of trauma, trauma-informed practice, and equity. 

I have experience providing therapy to adults, youth, and families--often those with significant exposure to traumatic stress--and currently prioritize addressing the mental health needs of BIPOC (i.e., Black, Indigenous, and people of color) clients. In my practice, I provide individual therapy to adult clients who are dealing with depression or anxiety, seeking to heal from past or present trauma, or who simply need support in managing difficult life transitions. I'm currently licensed to provide mental health services to residents of Kentucky & Michigan and provide all clinical services through telehealth (i.e., web-based video conferencing).  As a clinician, my goal is to engage clients in a restorative relationship, using client-centered approaches to assist clients in uncovering root causes, identifying solutions, and implementing skills for coping with life's challenges. Given the unique nature of each client's experience, I utilize an eclectic blend of evidence-informed modalities and techniques to help clients achieve their goals. 

For 10+ years, I have delivered workshops, trainings, and facilitated implementation and evaluation services to address trauma, trauma-informed practice, equity, and organizational culture within schools and community organizations. I have worked extensively with schools and school districts, including the largest school district in the state of Kentucky (i.e., Jefferson County Public Schools) to evaluate school climate, train staff on education equity and trauma-informed practice, and implement organizational change. I also conduct training and ongoing program evaluation as consulting faculty for both the: Center for Trauma Resilient Communities and the MONARCH Trauma Informed Education Project

Outside of work, my faith, family, and friends are the most important things to me! I'm a Detroit, MI native, but currently reside in Louisville, KY. I'm also a foodie who loves traveling, listening to podcasts, and getting lost in a good book! Interested in connecting? Contact me if you'd like to learn more about how West Rose can help!