Shipra St. John earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Stetson University and is currently enrolled in her final year at Asbury Theological Seminary in their Mental Health Counseling Program as a Graduate Student Intern. Shipra has served in Counseling and Recovery Ministry through her church. She is also certified in Prepare-Enrich and is a member of the American Counseling Association. Much of her work and experience has been with those who are struggling through family and divorce upheaval, as well as issues of trauma, attachment, anxiety, and depression. Shipra enjoys working with children, teens, couples, and adults of all ages and nationalities and is particularly passionate about working with women and women’s issues.
As a client-centered therapist, Shipra seeks to use evidence-based treatment strategies to encourage the best outcomes to support her client’s total health and well-being. She strives to partner with her clients as they engage in self-exploration and reflection for the purpose of finding healing and restoration. Shipra values authentic and meaningful relationships as she works with her clients to build a safe and supportive space in which to help her clients achieve freedom and healing.
Being born in India, and growing up in Zambia and Botswana, Shipra emigrated to the US at the age of 16. She is passionate about world cultures and different ethnic groups. As a multicultural therapist, Shipra loves working with people from a range of belief systems and worldviews and supporting them on their healing journey. As a Christian who is faith-centered in how she lives life, Shipra views spirituality as being a core part of the healing process. She enjoys working from a holistic approach which honors the whole person and takes into account the reality that we are spiritual, social, physical, and psychological beings.
After graduating from college, Shipra married and had 4 children including 3 sons who are now adults and her daughter who is now a teen. She spent most of her children’s formative years as a homeschooling mom. Being that she has always been passionate about art and creativity, Shipra also started a wedding photography business in her early years as a mom. After 22 years of marriage, Shipra experienced a very difficult divorce and the dissolution of her family. She describes that time in her life as her “dark night of the soul.” Shipra attributes her time of seeking personal healing and restoration through her own trauma as being what ignited her personal interest in mental and emotional wellness, and ultimately led to her desire to become a mental health counselor.
Shipra exudes a warmth and a genuine passion for people. In her spare time, you can find Shipra taking rambles in nature with her family, traveling and exploring new places with her camera, reading in her hammock, and painting/drawing. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Shipra you may email her directly at email@example.com or call our office at 407-654-5700.