About Shay Stanton Shwahla

Creative Solutions Counseling is the private psychotherapy practice of Shay Stanton Shwahla, LCSW. Created in 1999, its mission is to provide personalized, high-quality, psychotherapy services.

Shay Stanton Shwahla, LCSW has been providing out-patient psychotherapy services since 1991. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at West Virginia University. She then went on to receive her Master of Social Work, in Direct Practice and Casework, at Rutger’s University. Shay is a Certified School Social Worker and an approved supervisor for any New Jersey LSW. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), and the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP). 

Shay has always had a holistic orientation to her work, believing in the Mind-Body-Spirit connection. As she progressed in her career, she sought out training in modalities that approached treatment from that perspective, including Biofeedback training, EMDR, and most recently Pranic Healing and Mindfulness. Meditation, exercise and proper nutrition are usually discussed with each client as well as drug and alcohol use.

Shay works with adults, adolescents, young adults, couples and families. Shay will assess you or your family’s goals, and will create a customized plan to help you reach them.

Workshops and Classes Taken

Shay makes sure to attend many workshops in order to bring you the most up to date care.
“Master Choa Kok Sui: Advanced Pranic Healing Course” – Institute for Inner Studies, Inc.
“Master Choa Kok Sui: Pranic Psychotherapy Course” – Institute for Inner Studies, Inc.
“Master Choa Kok Sui: Pranic Healing Course” – Institute for Inner Studies, Inc.
“Left Out? Expanding LGBTQ Awareness and Increasing Clinical Competency” – Rutgers School of Social Work
“Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment, and Therapeutic Interventions” – 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference
“Putting the Past Behind: Family-of-Origin-Work” – The Meadows
“Psychological Trauma: Neuroscience, Attachment, and Therapeutic Interventions” – The Meadows and Justice Resource Institute
“Energy Psychology” – Monmouth University School of Social Work
“Clinical Supervision in the Social Work Setting” – Monmouth University Social Welfare Institute
“Psychotherapy As Care of the Soul” – New England Educational Institute
“Social and Cultural Competence” – Leadership Seminars
“Narcissistic Personality and Perfectionism” – Leadership Seminars
“Ethical Issues in Mental Health” – Leadership Seminars
“Overindulged Children and Conduct Disorder: Treating Overindulgent Families” – Cross Country Education
“Psychology and Spirituality: How to Help Your Clients and Heal the Human Psyche” – Cross Country Education
“Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy: Ethical Considerations for the Clinical Practitioner” – Cross Country Education
“Dialectical Behavior Therapy” – PESI
“EMDR & Mindfulness: In-Depth Interventions for Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Trauma and Other Disorders” – PESI
“Childhood Developmental Disorders” – Summit Professional Education
“EMDR for Survivors of Child Abuse” – Cape Cod Institute
“Applications of EMDR in the Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Neglect” – Cape Cod Institute
“Part 1&2 of EMDR Basic Training” – EMDR Institute
“Effectively Utilizing the 8 Phases of EMDR with Any Age of Child or Adolescent” – EMDR Institute
“Advanced EMDR Skills for Strengthening Performance in Executives, Professionals and Other Adult Clients” – EMDR Institute


Appointment Request

Please call 732-899-2999. I will return your call personally so we can determine if I am the right therapist for you.

INSURANCE INFORMATION: We work with most Insurance companies on an out-of-network basis. I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider. Major credit cards accepted.