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Happy Meditator

At Bright Life Therapy, LLC,  I help women with ADHD take control of their lives and dismantle the labels of lazy, “slow”, and/or disinterested. 


My clients struggle as you do, despite being hard working, down-to-earth, and considerate of others. Life is hard!


They have increased anxiety due to feeling overwhelmed with meeting their needs and everyone else's.


They procrastinate to complete tasks. At times the procrastination can be so strong that the task can’t be completed, because the time allotted ended up being too short.


Their ADHD symptoms get in the way of the life they want in so many ways. They aren't the kind of mother they want to be. They feel like they’re failing as a partner. And, their confidence in themselves is tanking.


Before they came to see me, they felt there was no hope in improving the difficulties they face when it is time to complete even the smallest tasks. And they are pretty certain that is how their minds work and they have to live with the difficulties ADHD brings.


Like my clients, you deserve the feeling of satisfied accomplishment, feeling good about yourself, and minimized stress.


If you want to lose the shame that is experienced when living with ADHD, I can help you get there.


Call now. You don’t have to suffer. I can help.

Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Control!



Living with ADHD is difficult. There are different levels/degrees to it, and everyone’s ADHD looks different. I feel like you take one step forward and two steps back. Almost everyday can pose a challenge in your abilities, your emotions, and your relationships. It seems like your future may be dim, because the successes are few and far between.


Everyday tasks can seem impossible. You know you have phone calls to make and appointments to schedule, but you feel paralyzed. There is a load of  laundry that needs to go in the dryer and loads more to fold, but for some reason, you can’t get up and move. 

Social situations can be stressful. Making friends and/or maintaining friendships seem impossible. Conversations can be difficult to follow. Sometimes you are impulsive and interrupt, because if you wait any longer you will forget what you want to say. Your mind tends to wander, so you end up thinking to yourself, “What did they just say?”.  Maybe reading social cues is difficult for you, or you tend to get upset easily.


After years of living life with ADHD struggles, you may have also developed depression or anxiety.


You Can Be Happy and Live with ADHD


You have the right to be happy. I help you with understanding how your mind works and what it will take to help you work through the obstacles ADHD brings. During the session we will:

  • Identify what are the specific behaviors you have or don’t have that are hindering your progress in your day-to-day and your future.

  • Take each struggle and identify techniques to use to help work through the difficulties.

  • Process through the hurt and pain you may have endured due to living with ADHD.

  • Identify other mental health conditions and develop coping mechanisms to use to help improve and/or manage symptoms.


I want you to have the life of your “dreams”. With ADHD you have a creative mind and have probably thought of what you would like your life to be. I’m here to tell you that the life you've dreamt of is possible. The key to getting to the life you desire is understanding your ADHD and how your mind works. Imagine cultivating techniques to help in getting tasks completed, improved scheduling and keeping appointments, structured planning, improved emotional control, time management skills, organization, memory recall and much more.

Mental Health Assessments

Have there been life situations you've experienced that made you wonder, "Huh, do I  have ADHD? Am I depressed? I bet I have anxiety." I offer a comprehensive assessment for ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

The assessment can take 2-3 hours to complete. The assessment includes:

  • Assessment Interview

  • Specific Tests (completed in or out-of-office)

  • Mental Health Scales

The results are given in a report with recommendations for follow-up if needed.

About Me



My name is Shani. I am a busy wife and mother of two. Reality TV takes up too much time than it should during my week. I'm a big Daydreamer; it's just great to envision all the things I want to do or could do. I don't like cooking but do it too much for my liking. I also work very hard on trying to develop my little ones into happy, healthy adults.


I’m passionate about helping people create and achieve their ideal life. I know what it feels like to think you’re unable or ill equipped to obtain the life you desire. I too have ADHD, and like many adult women, I was diagnosed in adulthood. My desire is to help women with ADHD navigate their life with better understanding and techniques that can help them overcome life’s difficulties. It is important to know the everyday challenges ADHD can have on you personally and understanding that it does not have to define, limit, or stop you from doing anything! Yes, the process can be more difficult than it is for others, BUT with some help you’re more than capable of success! 


If you believe you have been limited in different ways by your ADHD, and you have a desire to live your best life, reach out and we can begin to reach for the dream.


University of Maryland, Baltimore

Master of Social Work

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C)

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188 Thomas Johnson Dr. #203 

Frederick, MD 21702



Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

* I return inquiry emails within two business days and missed phone calls within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Inquiries received Friday afternoon are addressed on Monday. I look forward to working with you. Please check your junk mail or spam folders if you have not heard from me within that time frame.

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Session Information


Individual Sessions

I have in-person and virtual individual and ADHD assessment sessions available. 


Issues Addressed

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Parenting for Parents of ADHD Children

  • African American/Black Experience

Insurances & Fees

Insurances and Fees

I take insurance for therapy only. Insurances I accept are Aetna, BCBS of Massachusetts, CareFirst, and United Healthcare. ​

If I don't take your insurance, I can provide you with a superbill to give your insurance company for possible reimbursement. 

Out-of-Network- $150

Mental Health Assessments- $300-$600


Therapy Techniques

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Strength Based Therapy

  • Crisis Management

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