Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

Dr. Shanika Lavi Wilson

Dr. Shanika Lavi Wilson
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work
North Carolina Central University, United States


Dr. Wilson received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Connecticut-Storrs, Masters of Science in Social Work (MSSW) with a concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Doctor of Social Work (DSW) with a concentration in Clinical Practice and Leadership from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. She is also a LCSW in the State of Florida. Her direct practice includes providing mental health and substance abuse therapy to individuals, groups, and families. She has experience working at a university student health center, university counseling center, private practice, and in community mental health agencies.

Research Interest

• Clinical Practice
• Substance Abuse Services
• Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
• Mindfulness
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
• Prevention, treatment, and consequences of young adult alcohol and substance use Integrating Evidence-based Practice
• Link between Racial Identity and Mental Health
• Affects of Colorism on Well-being