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Shannon Colburn-Blinn, LCSW
I know that seeking help is often a difficult decision whether it's for yourself or your loved one. I commend you on your choice to strive for a healthier life. It is important to me that I provide an accepting, comforting environment that allows you to feel safe when discussing difficult topics. As a social worker, I am very client-focused. You are the expert in your life and I want to join with you to enhance your strengths and prepare for a brighter future.
I specialize in trauma, PTSD, brain injury, personality disorders, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and grief/loss. I enjoy working with a diverse population. I am knowledgeable in working with children/adolescents who have ADHD, behavioral issues, attachment, neurological disorders, and self-harm. I am trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, DBT and use a wide range of techniques. I enjoy working with young children, teens, families & couples.
When working with children, I utilize play/therapeutic art in my practice to assist children in working through the feelings they are unable to talk about. I am knowledgeable about IEPs and 504s and can assist in issues related to school as I know this can be a very overwhelming and frustrating process.
Kathy Rutan, MSW, TLSW
We all need a little help sometimes. It is a brave step to reach out for help on that journey. I believe in walking beside you in this time of struggle and working together to find the best path for you. I am a recent graduate of Tulane School of Social Work and will be working toward my clinical licensure. As a recent graduate with my master’s in social work, I am learning with you and about you. You are the expert in you! I have experience working with varied populations from very young to very old. I am accepting clients starting at 5 years of age. My areas of focus are relationship work, trauma work, and empowerment. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
I am trained in EMDR. My educational background included information on Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy, among others.