Shawn Rybacki

Shawn Rybacki, MA, LPCC 

Therapist & Counselor

Shawn obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. 

At Colorado Women’s Center, Shawn aims to meet each client’s needs with compassion and warmth. Her main hope is for her clients to discover their inherent wisdom and to be able to live their lives with authenticity.

Shawn’s approach is client-centered and strength-based, and she focuses on fostering clients’ autonomy, confidence, awareness, and motivation. She works through a biopsychosocial* lens, and strongly considers the interconnection of socio-environmental factors in the lives of her clients, such as community values, intergenerational trauma, and systemic oppression. Her work is influenced by Mindfulness-Based Psychology, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. 

Shawn offers a psychoeducational approach to help clients learn skills and practices to help them feel empowered in making healthy life decisions, effectively manage stress, and navigate relationships. She has experience working with teens and adults in substance abuse intervention and prevention, as well as anger and anxiety management. 

Shawn is a certified Reiki Master-Level Teacher, Hatha Yoga Teacher, and Personal Trainer. Her work as a therapist is heavily influenced by exploring the mind-body-spirit connection, contemplative practice, body-positivity, and finding balance through holistic lifestyle. 

In her free time, Shawn enjoys spending time with her fiancé and cat, making jewelry, going to gem shows, journaling, listening to true crime podcasts, dancing, and cooking. 

*The biopsychosocial model is an interdisciplinary model that looks at the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors. The model specifically examines how these aspects play a role in topics ranging from health and disease models to human development.

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