Shannen Mosqueda, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shannen Isabelle Mosqueda, LCSW, earned her Master of Social Work degree from the Suzanne Deworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California in 2018. Throughout graduate school, she provided community mental health services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, specifically in Orange County and Los Angeles County. She learned that resilience and kindness are hard fought rewards in times of crisis. While pursing licensure, Shannen served the TAY population of Los Angeles as a case manager for an independent housing and education program where compassion and patience are the most paramount for building rapport. Throughout the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, she advocated for patients at a local psychiatric hospital as an on-ground case manager, working closely with medical and psychiatric treatment teams. After several years of arduous work and study, Shannen received her licensure as an LCSW in 2023.

As a licensed clinician, Shannen practices a trauma-focused and strength-based approach to therapy with emphasis on intergenerational trauma, bolstering the inner child, and self-empowerment. She utilizes techniques based in CBT and DBT, as well as somatic practices and mindfulness to encourage deeper understand of self and to build effective boundaries. She believes that the heart of the therapeutic experience is self-love and honest collaboration. It is an honor and a privilege to hold space for those seeking guidance and peace. She is excited to serve the community as a growing clinician and fellow human being.

Outside of session, Shannen enjoys volunteering at the local aquarium to advocate for Southern Sea Otters; convincing naysayers that Hufflepuffs are “particularly good finders”; and drinking copious amounts of iced oolong tea.

Languages Spoken: English

Specialty Areas

Intimate Partner Violence
Human Trafficking
Sexual Trauma and Abuse
Generational Trauma (Individual / Intergenerational / Cultural)
Anxiety/Panic Attacks
Relationships and Attachment

Theoretical Approach

Motivational Interviewing
Trauma-Focused Interpersonal Therapy
Somatic and Mindful Practice
Inner Child Work
Strength Based Perspectives (Empowerment / Harm Reduction)
Narrative Therapy
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