Meet Shahnaaz Evans, LCSW, the driving force behind Black Sheep Counseling. With over 18 years of experience in mental health, Shahnaaz brings a wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of the concerns faced by LGBTQIA+ youth and families. As a queer-identified professional, she is attuned to the unique challenges they encounter.
As a queer-identified professional, she possesses an innate understanding of the unique challenges they face. Shahnaaz has received specialized training in working with foster youth, group homes and Residential Treatment Centers, giving her valuable insight into the concerns of these individuals. She creates a safe and welcoming environment where foster youth and former foster youth can explore their identities and navigate the complexities they encounter. With a person-centered therapy approach, she empowers her clients to find their own voices and take control of their narratives. Using evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she guides individuals in uncovering their true identities, promoting healing, and achieving peace and balance in their lives. Shahnaaz is deeply committed to inclusivity and serves as a dedicated advocate for African-American individuals and the LGBTQIA+
community. With her warm and understanding demeanor, she provides a safe space for clients to express themselves authentically and feel supported throughout their therapeutic journey.
Shahnaaz holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her educational foundation, combined with her practical experience, equips her with the knowledge and skills needed to address the unique needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and families. When you work with Shahnaaz at Black Sheep Counseling, you can expect a compassionate ally who is passionate about guiding you through the challenges you face. Whether you're a foster youth, a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or a family seeking understanding and support, she is here to help you on your journey towards personal growth, self-acceptance, and holistic well-being. Reach out to Shahnaaz at Black Sheep Counseling and embark on a transformative path towards embracing your authentic self and building a brighter future.