Shawn Nabors, MA

Doctoral Candidate

Mental Health Therapist

Anxiety Specialist

Practice Owner & Specialist 

Shawn Nabors is a doctoral candidate and a mental health therapist/anxiety specialist in the state of Michigan.  Shawn is considered a true anxiety specialist, his clinical focus is only on the treatment of individuals with moderate to severe anxiety issues.


Shawn is often sought out to treat challenging anxiety cases that have not been successfully addressed in other treatment environments.  He is particularly skilled at working with complicated cases of anxiety disorders in teens and adults.  West Michigan has recognized Shawn as a skilled anxiety specialist who is committed to advancing the field of anxiety treatment and anxiety research.

In 2016, Shawn pioneered a radical shift in the way anxiety is addressed and treated in West Michigan.  The Anxiety Treatment Center of West Michigan became the first practice in the state of Michigan to change from symptom-based anxiety treatment to adaptation-based anxiety treatment.  Shawn uses evidence-based psychotherapy and a structured anxiety therapy system called Adaptive Anxiety Therapy to help clients become better adapted to their anxiety by modifying harmful thinking & behavioral patterns.  As clients become better adapted to their anxiety they experience an increase in quality of life. 


Western Michigan University: 2007

Bachelors of Arts (B.A): Psychology 


Western Michigan University: 2014

Masters of Arts (M.A.) Counseling Psychology

Walden University: expected 2022 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Counselor Education & Supervision


The Beck Institute:

Trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders 


Center for Cognitive Therapy/Christen Padesky

Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for

  • ​Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Panic disorder

  • Social anxiety disorder

  • Anxiety-related personality disorders

  • Specific phobias

  • Health anxiety

Clinical Experience

Mental Health Anxiety Specialist 

Shawn has more than seven years of experience treating moderate to severe anxiety disorders in children, teens, and adults