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Rev. Sha'Leda A. Mirra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, PhD Candidate, Licensed Minister, and both State and Nationally Credentialled Addictions Professional  specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, in addition to educational and life coaching.  Rev. Mirra maintains a private practice The Heart Centered Journey Counseling, Coaching, & Consultation, Inc. in Lake City, Florida and is the founder of The Daughters of Eve Ministries, which is a non-profit organization that focuses on the holistic wellness of women and girls. 

With over 13 years experience in the field of Social Work and counseling, and as a graduate of Saint Leo University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling, Domestic Violence Counseling, Batterer's Intervention Assessments and Counseling, Anger Management Counseling both Individual and Group, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Couples/Relationship Counseling, and Child Protection.

In addition to being a prominent therapist, Mrs. Mirra has presented at a variety of conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Mental Wellness, Authenticity and Self-Exploration, Religion and Mental Health, and Perinatal Mental Health. Mrs. Mirra is also a Full Time Professor with Saint Leo University's Undergraduate School of Social Work Program in the Gainesville Education Center. 

Mrs. Mirra is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


PhD in General Psychologoy with a Speciaization in Child and Adolescent Development (Candidate)-Capella University

Master of Social Work- Saint Leo University

Master of Criminology with a minor in Psychology- Saint Leo University

Master of Divinity (In progress)- Regent University

License, Certifications & Awards:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Qualified Supervisor 

Certified Addictions Professional (State and National Credential)

Certified Domestic Violence Advocate 

Perinantal Mental Health Credential

Ordained Minister in the  African Methodist Episcopal Church

Mental Health First Aid Training

Professional Activities and Memberships:

National Association of Social Workers- Board Member
Gainesville Unit NASW- Chair

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Member

Mental Health Coalition of North Central Florida- Board Member
National Association of Black Social Workers- Chair
Gainesville Peer Respite- Board Member
Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition- Board Member

Another Way Domestic Violence Shelter Community Action Team


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