Shane A. Lanzo, LCSW, LICSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient medical and community settings.

I believe that you will find my therapeutic interactions to be genuine, authentic, and non-judgmental. My purpose is to enable individuals to attain and achieve mastery over difficulties in how they feel, think, and act on a daily basis. My intent is to enable individuals to attain and achieve mastery over limitations in their often harried and overwhelming lives, wherever those struggles or difficulties may lie. When engaging and doing work in therapy, in a committed or dedicated manner, one should notice that the quality of their life begins to improve in both subtle and not so subtle ways.

The therapeutic relationship, more so than any specific intervention or technique employed, has been proven to be the single most important differential in determining change. The therapeutic relationship is the 'change agent'.

I strive to be present, attuned, to bear witness to one’s narrative, and to provide individuals who I see with a safe space to unearth, process, and make sense of things in their life that have stymied or thwarted them, resulting in undesirable patterns of thought, behaviors, and or symptoms.

My approach is being present while client-centered, solution-focused, and trauma-informed. I draw from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Insight-Oriented Psychotherapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I aspire to see individuals evolve in ways that are deeply meaningful to them, leaving the therapeutic space feeling grounded, content, and at peace with themselves and others. For starters, I will meet you exactly where
you are.

I obtained my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from New York University and my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Shane sees adolescents 13+ in person, and adults both in person and via telehealth out of our Old Town office.