Shawn A. Beard, MA, NCC, LPC, proprietor of New U by Design is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Strengthsbased Family Worker, and Nationally Certified Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice with two locations:
Pittsburgh - Downtown
Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
3307 Washington Road, Suite #8, McMurray, PA 15317
Johnson Avenue, Rostraver, PA 15012
With several years experience as a therapist, and as a graduate of Waynesburg University specializing in working with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, and Hoarding; Shawn is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Care.
In addition to being a prominent therapist, Shawn Beard has presented at various groups and to general audiences speaking on topics including procrastination, assertive communication skills, fair fighting techniques, interpersonal communication skills, and identifying and replacing ill-conceived rule sets.
Shawn is an interactive, solution-focused therapist whose therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with individuals to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to and capable of accomplishing. Shawn also provides business and life coaching services.
Waynesburg University Master of Arts Counseling
University of Phoenix Master of Business Administration Business
Fairmont State University Bachelors Management
License, Certifications & Awards
Licesnse Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Strengthsbased Family Worker
Ongoing Continuing Education via the following organizations:
Pittsburgh Mercy, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, ACOPC, Temple University, Community College of Allegheny County
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
Glencannon Association, Vice President