Shea Stakes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with decades of experience guiding families with young children.
She has worked in various settings including Texas Children’s Hospital, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), private practice, and various schools around the community. Shea’s approach to working with children and their families is warm, compassionate, and individualized, as she believes in utilizing creative problem solving when addressing areas of concern.
Shea provides individual and group intervention to children experiencing developmental and sensory processing differences, anxiety and/or ADHD who are between the ages of 3 and 8 years old.
Additionally, as a trained facilitator of Drs. Jim and Charles Fay’s “Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood,” Shea offers parent education and coaching.
Children (Ages 8-10)
Preteens/Tweens (Ages 11-13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (Ages 14-19)
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Divorce or family separation
Talk therapy for individuals
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Child Centered Play Therapy
Education & Training
Master of Arts (MA)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Licenses & Certifications
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC)
Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP)
MA | LPC | NCC | CATP
Julia is a Nationally Certified Counselor as well as a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional. Her work focuses on supporting children and teens as they navigate challenges including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, family separation, and gender dysphoria.
As a trauma-informed counselor, Julia emphasizes the need to create safe and empowering spaces in which to heal. She helps her patients develop more effective communication skills, positive coping techniques, and a greater understanding of how to apply their unique strengths to overcoming adversity. With younger children, she employs the principles of Child-Centered Play Therapy which provides kids with a safe space to express emotions and solve problems through play.
Prior to joining the Wellsource team, Julia worked as a therapist in the adolescent partial hospitalization program at Kingwood Pines Hospital. She also has experience working in a community mental health clinic in both outpatient and intensive therapy group settings. She has many years of experience volunteering with children through various community and afterschool organizations. She continues to be a strong advocate for the safety and success of young people.