Tired of just surviving? Ready to flourish, but just not sure how? You are one step closer to a path of growth. Tell us your goals and we will meet you where you are and help get you to where you want to be. Whether you seek therapy, clinical supervision, or consulting, we will customize a plan just for you, but first you have to plan to thrive.

  • Social Work Diva

    Therapy. Consulting. Supervision.

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    Social Work Diva is a provider of various mental health/wellness services. Founded in 2011 as a psychotherapy private practice, services have expanded to include clinical supervision for clinicians and consulting for private practice startups and established mental health/ healthcare institutions. Our mission is to provide convenient, quality services to meet the needs and specifications of our clients. See Services for full description of services offered.

  • La Shawn M. Paul, LCSW-R, ACSW

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    La Shawn M. Paul, LCSW-R, ACSW is the founder and lead clinician of Social Work Diva. She is a New York State licensed clinical social worker and recognized by the National Association of Social Workers as an accredited social worker. Ms. Paul has a B.A. in Social Work and Political Science from Herbert H. Lehman College (City University of New York) and her M.S. from Columbia University in Social Work with a clinical specialization in School-Based, School-Linked Services.


    In her senior year of high school, La Shawn lost a friend to suicide. In that moment, she decided to pursue Social Work so that so that she could help women of all ages see their value and strength in times of turmoil and uncertainty. As a mother of a toddler, wife, and clinician, she understands the various challenges that modern women face as they juggle a multitude of roles and expectations, as they simultaneously attempt to excel as their authentic selves. La Shawn is a catalyst of change and Social Work Diva is her vision realized.


    Throughout her academic and professional career, La Shawn has received a multitude of rewards and honors including a NYS Proclamation from the NYS Assembly for her fundraising and educational work with the American Diabetes Association. She has worked and provided consulting for an array of public and private healthcare and academic institutions in the NYC metropolitan area and remote locations throughout the United States. She is currently holds appointment as a Part-Time Lecturer and Field Liaison at Rutgers University - Graduate School of Social Work.

  • Our Services

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    Social Work Diva provides individual therapy and coaching for the modern woman looking to tap into her inner “Diva". A diva by definition is a woman of excellence. It is our belief that every woman has the skills necessary to bring that inner excellence outward and through guidance in therapeutic process can live the life of her dreams. Our therapy services are offered online to accommodate the hectic schedule and lifestyle of our clients and can be accessed anywhere in the world through Skype and FaceTime. Evidence-Based, result proven practices such as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, a form of psychotherapy that is problem focused and action oriented, in conjunction with the Strength–Based perspective, a practice theory that emphasizes the resilience and resources of clients when faced with adversity, are utilized to meet desired goals and outcomes. Our specialties include, but are not limited to the following areas:

    • Self-esteem development
    • Career and Relationship Issues including Work-life balance
    • Holistic approaches to depression
    • Holistic approaches to anxiety including performance anxiety
    • Anger Management
    • Grief/Loss
    • Women issues
      Adjustment to transitions (i.e. pregnancy, motherhood and divorce)
      -  Miscarriages, stillbirths, and other pregnancy loss
      -  Domestic violence
      -  Caretaker stress
      -  Aging

    Se hablamos español 

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    Clinical supervision is provided to individuals and groups seeking to meet requirements of NYS licensure for the LCSW and the “R-Privilege.” Clinical supervision is also provided to clinicians seeking ongoing supervision post-license in New York State and throughout the United States. Clients meet with a NYS licensed clinical social worker to discuss clinical cases and dilemmas. Our clinicians provide guidance and clinical advice throughout the process. Documentation and records of supervision are maintained to ensure license requirements are met.



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    By providing clinical and managerial healthcare consultation, we help you increase client caseload, client satisfaction, and maximize profits through some of the following services:

    • Comprehensive utilization review
    • Cost analysis
    • Leadership development, education, and mentoring
    • Organizational and operational design and redevelopment
    • Chart and clinical record review

    We have worked with private practice startups and various Case/Care Management departments. There is no job too big or too small so contact us and we will work with you to meet the desired goals of your organization.

  • The Process

    Step 1: Review our services and determine which service(s) suit your needs.


    Step 2: Contact us by scheduling your appointment here or by mobile to arrange a brief assessment via phone.


    Step 3: A brief assessment is conducted to determine your needs and create a plan of action.


    Step 4: Fill out and return intake forms, supervision contract, or consultation contract.


    Step 5: Begin work with one of our experienced professionals to meet all desired outcomes.

  • Connect With Us

    Schedule a brief assessment

    Interested in our services and ready to take the next step? Email intake at info@socialworkdiva.com or contact us at (917) 348-4403 and leave a voicemail. Please include your name, number, best hours to contact you, and service(s) desired. All calls and emails will be returned within 48-72 hours. If this is an emergency, please contact 911.

    Schedule an appointment

    Already a client? Schedule by clicking here or call us via mobile at (917) 348-4403.

    Calling all divas (job seekers)

    Interested in working on our team? We are seeking pay-for-service NYS licensed social workers to join us as clinicians. If interested in employment, please forward your resume and cover letter to info@socialworkdiva.com


    For general inquiries, please contact us at: info@socialworkdiva.com or mobile at (917) 348-4403

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