What Others Are Saying
The below are a sampling of positive comments from colleagues, past supervisors and others acquainted with me and my counseling abilities.
“Sean and I go back to when we were classmates in graduate school for Marriage & Family Therapy and Counseling. I’m very happy to call him a colleague, neighbor, and friend. Sean’s kind, curious, and compassionate approach helps to create a therapeutic relationship that promotes personal exploration and healing. His focus on personality types helps his clients to make meaning of a wide variety of individual and relational issues, and it adds a dimension to his work that is unique to the Shenandoah Valley.”
—Charles Shepard, LPC, Director of Outpatient Services: Compass Counseling Services, Harrisonburg & Staunton, Virginia
“I have known Sean since 2006. Our relationship has been one of both friendship and mutual interest (after all, pastors are counselors too). Over the years I have come to realize that no matter what method of counseling one espouses it is the counselor himself who is most beneficial to the one seeking help. A tool is only as good as the one using it. Because of this I recommend Sean Slevin. I was drawn to him before I was aware of his counseling skills. I think that you will find him approachable, caring, knowledgeable and most of all, helpful.”
—Mike Gant, Former Pastor: Presbyterian Church in America
“Sean is curious, open, and compassionate. We met in 2015 and have spent a lot of time talking about community and the varied paths towards growing and healing. His love of learning also equips him to see things from a lot of different angles, giving him unique insight into each person he meets. Sean deeply cares about relationships and works hard to understand and listen to those around him, not just hearing their words, but seeing each person’s potential.”
—Suzanne McCahill Perrine, E-RYT, Founder/Owner: The Center (A Yoga and Pilates Studio), Harrisonburg, Virginia
“I really enjoyed working with Sean. He brings a dynamic perspective to his work with clients that is both fresh and true. He is open, real, and empathetic with clients which helps them feel safe and understood.”
—Hope Reagan, LMFT: Three Oaks Behavioral Health, Ridgeland, Mississippi
“Sean has a strong desire to deeply understand the intricate depths of the struggles of the people he works with. He is not satisfied with easy answers but looks for a deep change within the heart of his clients in order to allow for an integrated wholeness as they face the life God lays before them.”
—Barb Martin, LPC, LMFT, Clinic Coordinator: The Center for Marriage & Family Therapy, Jackson, Mississippi
“I found Sean to be a very insightful therapist.”
—Dr. Jim Brown, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist: Live Oak Psychological Associates, Jackson, Mississippi
Teaching & Public Speaking
“Sean guest lectured for a graduate counseling class I teach on Addictions. He easily connected with the students, and provided an engaging and interactive experience. I literally took many pages of notes, as the information and wisdom he shared with us was so interesting, relevant and inspiring. Sean reminded us of our clients’ humanity as well as our own. And he shared the importance of celebrating our clients’ efforts and movements towards change, while helping them grow in self-awareness and self-compassion.”
—Sandra Downey, LPC, Adjunct Faculty: Eastern Mennonite University Graduate Counseling Programs, Harrisonburg, Virginia
“Sean was a guest speaker in my undergraduate class at James Madison University. I really enjoyed his real-life examples and ability to use my students’ own questions to help them reflect on their own experiences.”
—Dr. Jennifer Gill Rosier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor: James Madison University; Director: The Relationships, Love, & Happiness Project, Harrisonburg, Virginia
“Sean was wonderfully skilled in facilitating a SWOT Analysis session for our annual, post-tax season staff retreat. He brought us together as a group, giving us a renewed sense of what we appreciate most about our team as well as challenging us with new ways of thinking and working together in service to our clients.”
—George S. Daugharty, MPA, CPA, Owner: Daugharty & Company, P.C., Woodstock, Virginia
Other Pages in this Section
- About Sean Slevin: Get to know me through reading about some of my interests and reflections about life.
- Experience and Training: Read about my counseling credentials, things I have appreciated about my training and education, and how I use my intuition to guide me in the counseling process.