Counselors in DC


Welcome to SMR Counseling Services.  My name is Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds and I am the co-founder and Executive Director of SMR Counseling Services. With the guidance and support of my husband Douglas, I created SMR Counseling Services to serve the needs of those who desire professional therapy outside traditional appointment hours and settings.  We meet these needs by offering appointments late evenings, Saturday, Sunday, by phone, online and home visits.

I began my career in Houston, Texas in 1996 working with individuals and families in crisis.  I loved my position so much that I dedicated myself to obtaining the education and training necessary to one day open a counseling office that meets the needs of the community.  To prepare, I obtained my bachelors in Social Science, my master's in Behavioral Science, and my doctorate in Counseling.  In almost 20 years in the area of counseling, I have attended over 100 trainings, seminars, and conferences to stay on top of new techniques and trends in counseling.   

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding I provide a personalized approach tailored to help each individual, couple, or family build on their strengths and attain the growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Hours for Dr. Shauna:
Sunday                (Burtonsville, M.D.)         12 pm to 4 pm
Monday                (Washington, D.C.)         10 am to 8 pm
Tuesday               (Burtonsville, M.D.)         10 am to 8 pm
Thursday              (Burtonsville, M.D.)         10 am to 8 pm
Friday                   (Washington, D.C.)         10 am to 8 pm
Saturday               (Washington, D.C.  --  1st and 3rd Saturday)  9 am to 2 pm
Saturday               (Burtonsville, M.D. --  2nd and 4th Saturday) 9 am to 2 pm



  • Doctorate of Education in Counseling - Texas Southern University
  • Masters of Education in Behavioral Sciences - University of Houston
  • Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences - University of Houston – Downtown 


  • The Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist                                                                          - - License #LC4866
  • Washington, D.C. Board of Professional Counseling                                                                                           - - License #PCR14291
  • The National Board of Certified Counselors                                                                                                         - - License #317138 


  • American Counseling Association
  • Maryland Association for Counseling and Development
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society


  • Book: Twenty Issues in Teaching African American Pupils: A Collective Experience of What Works Edited by Manson, Tony J. Article: “Report Card: NO AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD LEFT BEHIND” by Joseph L. Jefferson, Charles R. Glass, Dora A. Whiteside, James E. Rucker III, and Shauna Moore.
  • Article: “An Analytical Comparison of the Anxiety Levels of Female Intimate Partner Violence Victims during the Initial Abuse Reporting Stage.” The Voice; National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Fall 2011.

 Workshops Facilitated:

  • Domestic Violence 101
  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Using Your Experience with Violence to Help Others
  • Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship
  • Overcomming Anxiety
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Teen Dating Violence

Past Speaking Engagements:  

  • The District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
  • The United States Attorney's Office
  • Texas Counseling Association Conference
  • Houston Counseling Association Conference
  • The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department
  • National Park Police Domestic Violence Training
  • Texas Southern University Research Week
  • The Lamar University Educational Research Conference
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Tau Sigma Upsilon Chapter)
  • The People’s Community Baptist Church Domestic Violence Conference
  • The Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church Domestic Violence Summit
  • InterFaith Community Against Domestic Violence
  • National Wesleyan Church Domestic Violence Summit
  • Restore the Joy Domestic Violence Empowerment Luncheon
  • Office of the Commissioned Corps Force Management
  • Faith Based Collaborative Outreach Group
  • The District of Columbia Department of Corrections Treatment Facility