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Meet Dr. Shanda

Dr. Shanda is the Founder of Finding Love For Today® Women’s Organization, a non-profit.


She is a licensed Minister and licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her license from California Board of Behavioral Sciences in March 2008.


Dr. Shanda specializes in helping women find self-love, value, worth, and identity in Christ. She also partners with the ministry of the Holy Spirit to bring healing and wholeness, mental, emotional, and spiritual freedom to the women that she serves.

When Dr. Shanda is not serving in her private practice, she is giving back to her other passion, which is teaching. She is an online Assistant Professor at Liberty University; she teaches in the graduate online department of Counselor Education and Family Studies.

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Dr. Shanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. In addition, she earned a Master in Theological Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on Teaching at Walden University.

Her dissertation, a phenomenological study of the impact of personal expectations on personal experiences of marriage and divorce, examined unrealistic expectations on the overall quality and outcome of marriages.

The results of her study revealed that personal expectations of marriage did have an impact on the overall quality and outcome of the marriage. She recommended that professionals who treat and coach couples on marital relationships should work with couples to help them develop more realistic expectations of marriage, hopefully decreasing the likelihood of divorce.  

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