Get to Know: Shadow Backus
"Courage, above all else, is the first quality of a warrior" ~ Unknown
Shadow is a licensed clinical social worker and massage therapist. It has been her honor to support women and children for the past 30 years fostering their healing, resilience, and self-efficacy. She has worked in a variety of environments including schools, residential treatment, criminal justice, eating disorders, crisis intervention, and private practice. Among her strongest skills is listening to others with integrity, clarity, and understanding. A session with Shadow is person-centered, solution-focused, and strength-based while maintaining the space of peace.
It takes courage to heal and courage to act in your own best interest. You are already a warrior—resilient, and comprised of grit and intelligence even in the face of pain, grief, and/or fear. Here are some ideas to think about and remember:
- Life is a journey toward loving myself
- I am brilliantly capable of taking responsibility for every aspect of my life
- Above all else, I seek peace in this moment
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"Shadow validated my child when no one else would. She normalized my daughter’s behaviors, capitalized on her strengths, and advocated for her without hesitation."
"I wasn’t sure about therapy and how it could possibly help. In an indirect way, she helped me see how I effect my wife and how I interpret her actions. Shadow’s respect and belief in me made the difference."
Shadow is also a massage therapist and yoga instructor. To learn more about her wellness offerings, visit Shadow's page under the "Wellness and Coaching Services" tab in the menu above.