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About Us

Shawn Whitney, MS, LMFT, S-PSB is the founder of Restoration Family Therapy. Shawn has personal and professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups around psychosocial and medical health issues. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and Washington states. He also holds Specializations in Medical Family Therapy and Problematic Sexual Behaviors, is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to his work with Restoration Family Therapy, Shawn works as an Instructor and Supervisor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Colorado State University. He was also awarded the Colorado Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 2016 Supervisor of the Year. Shawn is passionate about strengthening people and relationships through the exploration of family and interpersonal dynamics. He employs a wide range of clinical assessment tools to determine client issues and needs. The psychosocial conditions Shawn provides ongoing treatment for include addictions, anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma, marriage and relationship issues, health and wellness, spirituality/faith issues, identity development issues, and sexuality. He believes a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to health is the most comprehensive method of treatment. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, getting outdoors, and cheering on his favorite sports teams.

Melissa Whitney, MA is Restoration Family Therapy's Office Manager. She brings her professional expertise in education to her work with our providers and clients. Her warmth and organizational skills are assets to our team.

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