Meet Our Team
Shamara D. Gibson
MSW, LCSW, CWCM
Shamara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is duly licensed in both Florida and Georgia. She also is a Qualified Supervisor, and Qualified Expert in Child Welfare. She started out full force leaving high school with 33 credits towards her Associates degree.
At the tender age of 19, she embarked on her college experience starting as a junior at Florida State University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work in the summer of 2009.
In Fall of 2009, she began to pursue her Master’s degree, while working as an Admissions/Discharge Coordinator for an inpatient psychiatric hospital. There, she provided mental health services to both adults and children working closely with the psychiatrist and treatment team.
Prior to graduating with her Masters degree, she obtained employment as Family Care Counselor providing dependency and permanency services to children and their families. In 2011, she graduated with both a Masters of Clinical Social Work and a Certificate in Child Welfare Practice from Florida State University.She then obtained her certification as Child Welfare Case Manager in 2012.
Eager to expand her career as a clinician, she relocated to Jacksonville, FL to begin working as a Trauma Therapist in 2013. Her passion for helping victims of trauma led her to become a Sexual Abuse Therapist for a specialized treatment program in 2015 providing individual and family counseling to sexual abuse victims and their families.
Driven to make impact on a larger scale, she began working as a Program Manager for a Non-Profit organization in 2016 where she developed a pilot outreach program that continues to provide mental health services to high risk girls throughout Duval County. With experience and approach, she’s able to meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be.
Master Level Intern
Ta’neja joins us with her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University. She is currently in the Master of Social Work Program at Florida State University. Ta’neja has worked as a Pre-Kindergarten instructor for three years and has experience working with children with special needs such as ASD, ADHD, Down Syndrome and behavioral problems.
NOTE: Ta’neja Rogers is acquiring hours to obtain a master’s degree in social work, and is under supervision provided by Shamara Gibson, LCSW.