Shana Updated 10-14Shāna R. Gordon-Cole, MA, LPC, LPCS, DCC, CRC
Operating Manager / Therapist / Gender Specialist

Shāna R. Gordon-Cole was born and raised in Atlanta, GA and has been a resident of Guilford County since January 2008. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in Sociology, Psychology, and Criminology and obtained her graduate degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. Shāna is a licensed professional counselor supervisor, a certified rehabilitation counselor, and a certified forensic screener evaluator.

Shāna’s areas of expertise are gender and sexual orientation concerns, working with law enforcement/military, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and disability issues. Her colleagues, and other professionals in the medical community, have identified her as a Gender Specialist for children, adolescents, and adults. Shāna’s professional training, and years of clinical experience, qualifies her to provide evaluations and referrals for the transgender populations in order to begin cross-sex hormone treatment and/or gender affirmation surgery. Shāna also treats depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment to disability, and chronic pain issues. Shāna also has extensive experience working with those involved in the criminal justice system. She has worked in a variety of settings including law enforcement, the North Carolina Department of Corrections, outpatient/inpatient mental health locations, and emergency rooms. She received the 2013 ALGBTIC Service Award from the American Counseling Association for her work with the LGBTQQIA community.

Accepted Insurance Plans:

    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • BCBS
    • Beacon
    • CBHA
    • Champ VA
    • Cigna
    • Health Net
    • Humana
    • LifeSynch
    • MHN
    • MedCost
    • Military One Source
    • Optum
    • PacifiCare
    • Primary Physician Care
    • Quantum EAP
    • UMR
    • United Healthcare
    • Value Options
    • Out of Network Benefits


    • Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
    • Thursday & Friday: 9am – 12pm


    • Transgender Clients: All Ages
    • Non-Transgender Clients: 16 – 64

Shāna has special interest and training in the following areas:

    • Evaluations for medical transitions to include cross-sex hormones and gender affirmation surgery (currently working towards WPATH Certification)
    • Gender issues
    • LGBTQQIA issues
    • Law Enforcement
    • Traumatic brain injury and disabilities
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • ADHD/ADD issues
    • Chronic pain

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