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Savannah Shotts, LCPC

Direct (312) 291-9570 | Savannah@midwestcounseling.com

Focus: Individual and group therapy related to body image, eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, sex therapy, identity, life changes/transitions, emerging adulthood.

My life’s work is to support the empowerment and liberation of my clients so that they may create the life they want to lead. In therapy and life, my hope is that my authenticity, humor, and practice of radical love can invite you to show up as your most genuine, brave and beloved self. My goal is to help you connect with your values and provide a safe space for you to explore and practice new ways of being. I want to help you create a life worth living; in therapy, this can look like grieving loss, addressing disordered eating, resolving and integrating trauma, building shame resilience, reclaiming sexual pleasure, receiving support through life transitions or exploring identity formation. I consider it an honor to partner with you through the journey of self-exploration and behavior change. I believe that all of our behaviors serve a valid purpose and seek to support you in identifying which behaviors do and do not serve you and your values. I am excited to hold hope and vision for change and healing while actively validating and honoring your lived experience. 

I have experience providing individual and group therapy at all levels of care for eating, mood, and trauma disorders. I utilize a variety of evidence-based therapies including Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). I utilize somatic and exposure therapies to help my clients find relief and resolution of their traumatic experiences and mood and anxiety symptoms. In my work with disordered eating, I am anti-diet, health at every size (HAES), and fat-positive. I utilize attuned and intuitive eating interventions and I specialize in body image resilience. I have spoken extensively, written curricula, and provided corporate, academic and private consulting and training on delivering equitable and inclusive care for employees/clients/patients in larger bodies. I can provide faith-based therapy if requested.