Shayna Brook Alper Whisnant, LCSW

Preferred Name: Shayna

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Hi! I'm Shayna, a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important aspects in successful treatment. I am relational in my approach meaning I strive to develop authentic meaningful connection with my clients. I specialize in trauma and anxiety treatment, utilizing EMDR and somatic therapy. I trust the therapeutic process and know that everyone has the ability to heal.

Education & Experience

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and my Masters of Social Work from Widener University as well as my Masters of Education in Human Sexuality . I worked in community mental health treating PTSD and other trauma related disorders in children and teens. From there I worked with individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression at a group practice in Colorado. Now I am a proud owner of my counseling business, Sunshine Counseling Denver, where I provide EMDR treatment and somatic therapy to individuals struggling with trauma and anxiety symptoms.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+