Professional Profile of Shenandoah Cardwell

Guidance for Balancing Emotional Health in Life and Work

Shenandoah Cardwell MA, NCC, LCPC, LPC (in Wisconsin) has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, both from Western Michigan University. She is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin.

After ten years of employment with various agencies and private groups, Ms. Cardwell opened her own private practice in 1999, settling full-time into her current office in 2002.

She offers general counseling services to individuals, couples and families on a broad range of issues, including:

Mood disorders (depression, anxiety) Life / work issues
Grief / Loss Marital / relationship issues
Stress management Parenting, blended family and child behavior issues
Personal growth and development Sexual abuse

Practicing in the field since 1989, Ms. Cardwell began her career as a caseworker / counselor for a private child welfare and foster care agency. There she gained experience working with children and families impacted by abuse and neglect, and gained experience working with the law enforcement and legal communities, child protective services and the court systems.

From there she joined a private community mental health agency and continued to work with abused and neglected children and their families. She developed a special interest in providing counseling services to victims of sexual abuse. It was also during this period that Ms. Cardwell gained specialized training in evaluating and treating sex offenders. Subsequent employment included working as a therapist in a private group therapy practice in Lake County, Illinois and another such group in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Both positions involved providing general counseling services to individuals, couples and families, while continuing to focus on sexual abuse treatment for victims and offenders.

She founded and facilitates the Family Members of Sex Offenders group, as well as a Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors group. She contracts with certain employee assistance programs, and another agency to provide juvenile sex offender treatment.

In addition to counseling services, Ms. Cardwell is a Clinical Consultant for a Head Start program and has previously consulted for agencies providing sexual abuse treatment and advocacy as well as domestic violence services. She is a member of several professional organizations and is president of The Sexual Abuse Intervention Network of Lake County (SAIN). She frequently provides trainings and presentations to community and professional groups.

Shenandoah Cardwell MA, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

34930 N. Highway 45, Suite 101
Lake Villa, IL 60046

847.543.7755 Hours by Appointment Fax 847.543.7759

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