General Practitioners

LaVante’ Dorsey, LCSW Contractor

LaVante’ N Dorsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Center for Child Development. Ms. Dorsey is comfortable addressing a variety of mental health problems in children including anger management, depression, anxiety, family and relationship conflict and more. Ms. Dorsey is committed to creating a safe therapeutic environment that allows youth to build on existing strengths. Ms. Dorsey enjoys running therapeutic groups for youth in the community.

LaVante’ Dorsey

LCSW Contractor with CCD​

Michelle Dolcar, LPMHC Contractor

Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington University.

Michelle has experience providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), adjustment disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidenced-based treatment approach for children (ages 3-7) with emotional and behavioral difficulties. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an evidenced-based treatment model that helps youth and their caregivers overcome trauma-related difficulties. Michelle takes an integrative approach in therapy and utilizes concepts from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), strength-based, and mindfulness techniques.

Michelle Dolcar

LPMHC

Shaylin Shorts, LAC

Shaylin is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. In 2013, she earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Wilmington University and became a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in 2015.

Shaylin has worked for Delaware’s Children Department for over 7 years, providing family preservation and reunification services for children, youth, and their families. Her most recent work has been as a Family Crisis Therapist, providing early intervention services for elementary school children and their families, with high needs in an impoverished area.

Shaylin has experience working with a diverse client population, struggling with anger management, trauma, depression, anxiety, self- esteem, behavior outburst, grief and loss, ADHD, and family dysfunction. She uses a solutions – focused approach with her clients in a one on one or group setting. Shaylin believes that it doesn’t matter where you come from, or your current circumstance, that does not decide where you can go. Shaylin is working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional in Delaware.

Shaylin Shorts

NCC

Domonique DeShields, LAC

Domonique is a graduate of University of Delaware and Delaware State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Human Services with a clinical concentration and her Master’s in Social Work in 2018. Currently Domonique is working toward her Social Work license. She has always had a passion for working with children of all ages, with years of experience working in different settings including mental health, the judicial system, and school systems. Domonique is excited and committed to learning the best practices and techniques to serve children and their families.

Domonique DeShields​

NCC