Sheena M. Turner-August is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). Sheena has a wide range of clinical experience including, but not limited to working with individuals with severe and pervasive mental illness as well as with children and families in outpatient, residential and hospital settings. In addition, Sheena has experience working with addictions and co-occurring disorders. Sheena’s areas of expertise include working with adolescents and their parents, working with diverse populations and crisis stabilization.
Sheena is systemically oriented and often employs psychodynamic theories and interventions in her work. She integrates cognitive behavioral tools in her treatment planning to continue to support clients in their growth.
Sheena has experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. She has taught such courses as Cross-Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Adolescent and Children Therapy and Family Therapy. In addition to teaching in the classroom Sheena has actively engaged in research in areas such as emotional intelligence, professor preparedness in the classroom as well as organizational evaluation.
Sheena obtained her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Southern California. She obtained her Master of Art’s degree from Pepperdine University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in the area of Multicultural Community Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology. Sheena completed her dissertation in which she studied the relationship between social networking and self-esteem.
Sheena has been trained in Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based practice that works to not only address the presenting problems of an individual, but also to heal the family.
Sheena is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Sheena currently sees clients in her own private practice in Tracy.