Shanae Payne is a licensed graduate professional counselor with undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology from Salisbury University, and a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from McDaniel College.

Shanae’s natural grace offers tranquility in sessions as she demonstrates the ability to meet each client exactly where they are. Over time, Shanae gently guides her clients into an empowered and confident version of themselves by utilizing strengths clients already possess. Shanae provides a safe environment where no matter the size of the challenge her clients always feel seen and heard.

Shanae pulls from a variety of theoretical orientations which include person centered and cognitive behavioral techniques. These methods help clients gain insight on how past experiences can be influencing their present behaviors. She walks alongside her clients and helps them take action towards transformation and change.

Areas of clinical focus: Individuals-Adults; Anxiety, Emotional Regulation and Transitions/Adjustment