Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Mara's Lighthouse Counseling Center, LLC
Ms. Shamara D. Gibson
Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, LISW-CP, CWCM

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
Primary Location
12086 Fort Caroline Road
Suite 201
Jacksonville, Florida

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: 10am-7pm Mon and Wednesday 9am-6pm TuesThurs Friday

Last school: Florida State University, Master of Social Work, 2011
License(s): SW12874-Florida CSW006764-Georgia 149.023189-Illinois 14957-South Carolina C015493-North Carolina
NPI Number: 1598140733
Years in practice: 12

Cost per session: $135 to $180.00
Average cost per session: 135.00
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: No
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Insurance types accepted:
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Aetna
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
  • Blue Cross
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • E4Health
  • Humana
  • Morneau Shepell
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • Private Pay
  • United Healthcare
  • Magellan

Insurance Note: We verify your insurance and contact you to schedule within 48 hours.

Malpractice Carrier: NASW Risk Retention Expires (MM/YY): 12/06/24

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Age specialty:
  • Toddlers and Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens and Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents and Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Faith Orientation: I offer special insight to clients of the Any faith.

Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Professional Athletes
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black
  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Languages spoken:
  • Creole
  • English

    Our Mission:
    At Mara's Lighthouse, we provide client matching and it's our mission to help you find your light and find your healing. As a therapist, I strive to provide quality counseling services that will help you get “unstuck.” We 13 providers with in person and virtual appointments. Each session is tailored to meet your individual needs.

    How can we help?
    We specialize in providing trauma informed care and we are passionate about ensuring that our clients receive the best care possible. We bring a unique and fresh approach to helping individuals and families that may struggle with a traumatic past, sexual abuse, physical abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and stress.
    Do you feel like you're juggling everything on your own and its getting to be too much? You may find yourself asking, "Who can I talk to?" Opening up about things we're struggling with can be very difficult. Acknowledging how hard it can be to deal with life can make you feel vulnerable and judged, but being able to talk with someone that's understanding and supportive can make a world of difference. Finding a non-judgmental, compassionate professional to provide support can be the key to finding the satisfaction and happiness that we all want but struggle to find. You may be managing a challenging career, stressful life or have experienced significant losses that make it seem impossible to move forward. You may not feel comfortable asking friends or family for advice or feel that no one can understand exactly what you are going through. The first step is usually the hardest. You are not in this alone. To get started complete our link @ and we will call to get you scheduled within 48 hours. Let's begin the healing.

    • ADHD
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Child or Adolescent
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression
    • Domestic Violence
    • Drug Abuse
    • Family Conflict
    • Grief
    • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) Issues
    • Life Transitions
    • Medication Management
    • Men's Issues
    • Racial Identity
    • Relationship Issues
    • Self Esteem
    • Self-Harming
    • Sexual Abuse
    • Sleep or Insomnia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Substance Abuse
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • Transgender
    • Trauma and PTSD
    Other issues:
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
    • Infant Mental Health
    • DBT Therapy
    • Holistic Therapy
    Treatment orientation:
    • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
    • Eclectic
    • EMDR
    • Person-Centered
    • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

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