Welcome to

West Broward Counseling Center!

Meet Our Therapists

Shawnda Burns, LMHC, CAP
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Life is full of challenges and sometimes we need help to navigate through the tough times. When things are not going well in your life, or in your relationships, you may be feeling discouraged, sad, or hopeless. Therapy can help. Deciding to ask for help can be the hardest step. Sometimes we need another person to listen to us, to provide encouragement, and to help us stay on the right track. Opening up can be painful, but it is also the first step toward healing the wounds hidden.

I am a licensed mental health counselor and a certified addiction professional. I have over 20 years of counseling experience from working in various types of environments and populations. I offer individual and family counseling. My areas of specialties are:

  • Adolescent counseling
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Alcohol & Substance abuse
  • Self-esteem, Codependency and relationship issues
  • Parenting issues, Family conflict, Blending families

I have two therapy dogs that are usually found in my office offering their calm supportive presence to my clients. They offer a non-verbal avenue for expression and processing which enhances therapeutic techniques through relieving stress and creating a safe, grounded space for clients.

To speak directly to Shawnda Burns, please call or text (954) 358-5788. You may also email her at shawnda@westbrowardcounseling.com.

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Monica Arroyo, LCSW, CAP, SAP
Marriage & Family Therapist

Are you tired of struggling in your relationship? Are you in a place in your life that seems to be challenging? You may have to make a decision about your kids, your marriage, or your career which can leave you feeling paralyzed due to fear of making the wrong choice.

Maybe your teenager seems to be having a hard time and you wonder about the best way to help. Perhaps, you are going through a divorce or a painful break up and you seem to be having a really hard time putting it all back together again…. I am here to help. With over 20 years of clinical experience, I have the skills needed to help you grow from difficult life moments. Sometimes we all need a little guidance and support to figure things out.


  • Relationship issues, couples and partners -Extensively trained in the two most effective methods of couples counseling: EFT & Gottman
  • Family issues: infidelity, affair recovery & divorce
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Self-improvement, personal growth & life transitions
  • Adolescent counseling
  • Fully Bilingual (English/Spanish)

To speak directly to Monica Arroyo, call (954) 769-1285

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