Shanique Nyanguen, LPC-A
Shanique in 3 words - Caring, Empathetic, and Supportive
"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Shanique earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Subsequently, she pursued her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bay Path University. Presently, she is actively working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology at Adler University. Shanique’s professional journey in the field of mental health led her to diverse settings and roles in Chicago and now in the Hartford area. She initially served as a mental health diagnostician at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, gaining valuable experience in assessing and diagnosing patients. Later, she transitioned into the role of a therapist, where she worked at a private practice, a residential substance abuse clinic, and a community mental health clinic. Through these various positions, Shanique honed her skills in providing counseling and support to individuals facing different mental health challenges, showcasing her dedication to helping those in need within her community.
Shanique is dedicated to facilitating positive change and emotional well-being in individuals across the lifespan and their families. Her approach in her practice combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients identify and change negative thought patterns and beliefs contributing to emotional distress and maladaptive behaviors. This empowers clients to manage their emotions and make positive life changes. Additionally, she integrates Adlerian principles, aiding clients in exploring their life stories, childhood experiences, and early relationships to gain insight into how these factors shape their self-perception and goals. This awareness supports clients in pursuing a more holistic and fulfilling life. She operates under the philosophy that clients are the experts in their own lives, and her role is to assist them in achieving their objectives.
During family sessions, families will better understand each other’s needs and perspectives, thus fostering empathy and harmony within the household. In addition, therapy will equip your family with effective coping strategies to manage conflicts, reducing tension and promoting a more peaceful and supportive family environment. Ultimately, families can expect a stronger and more resilient bond that enables them to navigate life’s challenges with greater unity and mutual support.
Shanique has a strong passion for working with children and adolescents as a therapist. She finds great fulfillment in helping young individuals navigate the complexities of their emotional and mental well-being. With her experience and expertise in the field of mental health, Shanique is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment where she can support and guide young minds through their unique challenges and growth processes. Her commitment to this area of therapy reflects her genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of the next generation.
- Individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults
- Family Counseling
- Couples Counseling