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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 Marriage and Family Therapist and received her license from the 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 and non-profit, she is giving back in her other passion, which is teaching. She is an online Assistant Professor at Liberty University and she teaches numerous courses in the graduate online department of Counselor Education and Family Studies​.

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"May your face be set like a flint."Isaiah 50: 7, NIV

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Dr. Shanda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. In addition, she earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis in 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.