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Dr. Shamarah Hutchins


Dr. Shamarah Hutchins

Dr. Shamarah J. Hutchins raised by her maternal grandmother spent majority of her career in the mental health field focusing her passion on substance use therapy, where she holds a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency License (LICDC). Her first-hand experience with chemical dependency started with her parents and at 7 years old Dr. Hutchins told her mother, “I’m going to be a Doctor.”  Defying all odds and determined not to become a statistic, Dr. Hutchins excelled in her academics graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and going on to complete undergrad at Wilberforce University,  where she was a collegiate athlete, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Hutchins earned her Master’s in Psychology from Capella University and as she promised her mother, earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University.​

Currently Dr. Hutchins is a College Professor, she’s previously was the assistant basketball coach for Maple Heights High School. Dr. Hutchins also serves as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, sits on the Warrensville Developmental Center Advisory Board and the Programming Chair for The TJ Carrie Foundation Advisory Board. Dr. Hutchins is a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.

Out of everything accomplished, the greatest accomplishment of them all is that of wife to Charles Hutchins and mom to Gabrielle and Madison.

Dr. Hutchins is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) but understands a person-centered approach is needed to build a strong bond between self and client. Dr. Hutchins started Serene Counseling & Wellness, LLC to bring a new wave to mental health. Her focus is on women's self-esteem, mindset awareness/training with entrepreneurs and working with athletes to provide an overall healthy outlet to express mental health roadblocks. Dr. Hutchins is led to change the game of mental health in life and sports!

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