Shieláh DeBlanc, MS, NCC, LPC, CCTP

IHCS/Permanency Director II

Pittsburgh Corporate Office: (412) 443-2909

Shieláh DeBlanc is the In-Home Clinical Services Director at A Second Chance, Inc., who works with our children and families by providing oversight to master’s level clinicians as well as clinical interns. She works to facilitate mental health trainings and foster connections to staff and outside agencies which include various topics such as child abuse, emotional intelligence, emotion management, parenting a child with trauma, etc.

DeBlanc believes in the resiliency of children and knows the power of planting seeds through consistent positive interaction. She believes that the work she does today can break generational curses and cycles in the families we serve.

Prior to joining A Second Chance, Inc., in 2017 she worked with SWANN services through Pressley Ridge as well as provided reentry services for individuals with justice system involvement through HSAO. DeBlanc received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013 where she also received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2015.  She currently attends Walden University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in developmental psychology with a specialty in health and human development.  Shieláh is a nationally certified counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, she is credentialed as a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals. DeBlanc has participated as a guest speaker for many seminars and conferences and continues to grow her portfolio.

Shieláh has facilitated individual and group sessions using various therapeutic approaches in support of children and families across Allegheny County and prides herself in the ability to speak the language of kids. Shieláh has a passion for securing the future mental health and well-being of individuals through therapeutic resolution of childhood trauma whether past or ongoing.  She also has a passion for families involved in the justice system and plans to do work that addresses ongoing issues in that area.