West Broward Counseling Center!
Heal your mind and soul

Meet Your Therapist


Shawnda Burns

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Certified Addiction Professional

Taking the first step toward getting help is often the most difficult. We are often thrown curveballs in life, and we need to learn how to accept life on life’s terms, while at the same time maintain a sense of control and happiness.

I believe that psychotherapy is about change and making yourself a priority. Life can become overwhelming and out of control. We become anxious, depressed about poor health, destructive relationships, losses, trauma, and endless disappointments. When you hear yourself say, “I don’t want to live this way any longer,” you are ready to take your life back.

Telehealth Notice

Please note that I am only offering Telehealth appointments at this time. 

Online therapy offers a convenient and comfortable way for counseling. Getting therapy has never been easier nor more effective.

 Telehealth appointments are hosted via a HIPAA compliant platform and all sessions are encrypted and remain confidential.


Personal Approach

Whichever specific patient I’m working with, whatever his or her emotional issues are all about, I always sketch out a personalized sessions plan that eventually becomes our winning therapeutic game plan!



00:03 16 Apr 21
Shawnda is a life saver! She’s helped with personal matters, family relationships, and everything in between. From parenting to personal/work/family relationships, her sense of humor and compassion, mixed with years of expertise, have been an asset to our family dynamic and relationships in general.
Kristen F
Kristen F
23:38 15 Apr 21
Could go on an on about how great of a therapist Shawnda is! She’s helped me become a better person. Most importantly, she encouraged me to adopt my cat, who is the absolute light of my life. 10/10!!! And the therapy dogs are the best.
Tiffany Eddie
Tiffany Eddie
04:08 16 Jan 21
Shawnda Burns is a fabulous therapist to have. She’s helped me through numerous family members passing all very close in the months/years.She has therapy dogs that she uses. She is always there for you. I can’t praise or recommend her enough.
Ricky Salgado
Ricky Salgado
21:49 15 Jan 21
Shawnda is a compassionate and caring therapist! She offers a personal connection that I have not experienced before with other therapists. Her therapy dogs also provide a calming and relaxing environment that makes it easier to feel relaxed during sessions. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a caring therapist.
Andrea Vargas
Andrea Vargas
21:33 15 Jan 21
Highly recommend Shawnda, she’s a compassionate clinician, an expert in anxiety and her therapy pups are the sweetest. I refer to her often.
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