Photo: Emily Ann Brown Photography

Photo: Emily Ann Brown Photography

Shenikka Moore, LICSW, the founder of Golden Life Counseling and Coaching is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Transformational Life Coach.  She has always had a love and passion for helping others.  Before she started her professional career, she was always giving advice to others and always had a natural ability to build up others.  Shenikka earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from The University of Connecticut in Connecticut and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts.  She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in Washington, DC, Virginia and Connecticut, and Psychology Today verifies her.  Shenikka is also trained as a Transformational Life Coach through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA). Shenikka is a respected voice and has been featured on shows like WHUR the Daily Drum, Good Morning Washington and Hype Media Radio.

Shenikka has worked in a variety of treatment settings, providing individual, couples, group, and family therapy in schools, outpatient mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, behavioral health facilities, in-home and Employee Assistance Programs. She also has extensive experience in helping clients who have been exposed to various traumas in their life.  In addition, she enjoys integrating coaching whenever possible with her clients.

Shenikka receives great fulfillment in helping her clients to move beyond their present circumstance and create lasting change in their lives.  She strongly believes in the mind, body, spirit connection and therefore services are holistic in nature. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Shenikka believes in the power of therapy and life coaching. She has done her own personal work so she knows that healing is possible.  Those who know Shenikka well would describe her as having a calm presence, caring, nurturing, funny, inspiring, genuine, authentic and intuitive.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, running, practicing yoga, spending time in the gym, hiking, eating out, cooking and integrating health and nutrition in her life.

I’m holding on to my freedom,
Can’t take it from me,
I was born into it,
It comes naturally,
I’m strumming my own freedom,
Playing the god in me,
Representing his glory,
Hope he’s proud of me ~ Jill Scott



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