Shannah Zinkievich, LICSW (MA), LCSW (CT)
(786) 244-7347


Are you ready to take the next step toward leading your most fulfilling life? Therapy provides you with the opportunity to fully realize the power that you have within yourself. You deserve a safe space to focus on you. You will grow in this space with a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who prides herself on being fully present, compassionate and empathetic. We will work together to build upon your strengths and resilience to overcome past wounds and help you to love and fully accept yourself. I look forward to getting to know you as part of your healing.

As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, I practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I have worked with adults of all ages who are facing grief, loss, life transitions and relationship challenges.  I have worked in long term care settings since 2005 and worked as a consultant in nursing facilities since 2015.  I have extensive experience working with clients who have suffered losses, whether that be through the loss of a loved one or a significant health change, such as a cancer diagnosis. I have worked extensively in medical settings, which have given me a unique set of skills. I am able to use these skills to have hard conversations with people of all ages on topic such as end of life, recent cancer diagnosis and loss of pet/loved one.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

During our first session together, we will explore why you’re seeking therapy, and decide if I am the right clinical fit based on your current needs. Over the following sessions, we will take the time to get to know each other and strengthen our rapport. We will explore your goals, strengths, needs, abilities and changes you’d like to make. At times, I will provide homework to further the therapeutic process in between our time together. I will frequently check in about what works for you and what does not work for you in therapy. I am also open to your insight and my goal is for you to get the most out of your therapeutic experience to foster growth and healing. Sessions can be whatever you need them to be: a place to blow off steam, vent, release, reflect, relax, and just be.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I enjoy working with clients who are having difficulty coping with life’s challenges and may be struggling to adjust to life transitions, relationship difficulties or a medical issue. My treatment method is strengths-based, geared towards managing everyday stressors, as well as unexpected life challenges. For tools, I specialize in trauma-informed care and dialectical and cognitive behavioral interventions.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I take pride in creating therapeutic relationships that are successful by helping you identify and hone in on your deepest passions and strengths. I am an active listener and engaged therapist, whose approach creates a space for vulnerability so that you feel empowered to begin your healing process. I will help you feel supported so you can live a fulfilling and joyous life. Together, we will create a tool box of coping skills so that you are well-equipped to overcome life’s challenges.


Specialty areas include family conflicts, anxiety/depression, mood disorders, loss of independence, significant health changes, adjustment issues, caregiver stress/burnout, life transitions, grief/loss, women’s issues, communication, boundaries and relationships.

  • Therapy - Individual

Accepted Insurance

Major Insurance Providers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana/Humana One Health Plan of GA/Lifesynch – Humana Behavioral Health
  • Self-Pay
  • United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health (UBH) / Optum

Other Accepted Insurances

Practice Information

Street Address Not Available
City, State Not Available
State(s) of Licensure Connecticut, Massachusetts
Languages English
Online/Telehealth Yes
In-Person/Office Setting No
Home-Based No
Prescribe Medication? No