Shamanda Burston, M.A., Ed.S, LCAS, CAADC
Shamanda Burston is a serial entrepreneur: Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Professional Mental Health Counselor, Real Estate Broker, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Executive Producer and Entrepreneur with over a decade of combined experience. In 2016 Shamanda was nominated for the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Shamanda provides professional counseling to those with mental health disorders, addictions, and other life challenges. Shamanda shares insight on the importance of resiliency, determination and manifesting one’s goals, dreams and aspirations. Shamanda became a teenage single mother and high school dropout but was determined to overcome her own challenges and setbacks. She completed her adult high school diploma and received a B.S. degree in Human Services and M.A./Ed.S degree in Mental Health Counseling/Education Specialist from Gardner-Webb University.
Shamanda is the CEO/Founder/Executive Producer of the production company LuLu B. Productions. In 2017, she executive produced and co-directed the web-series “Life with Shamanda” a web series following the life of a young licensed therapist and single mother living in a big city while pursuing her ambitious goals and coming to terms with her traumatic past. Throughout her transition from traditional counseling into media and film production; her goal is to introduce and intergrate mental health awareness into media platforms, to expand the knowledge of mental health to a larger platform… all for the cause of de-stigmatizing it.
As a speaker, Shamanda encourages and motivates her audience to create and live a life of purpose and fulfillment by teaching, facilitating and assisting others in overcoming obstacles, setbacks and challenges through sharing her own experiences. Over the years, Shamanda has served in various leadership, community volunteer, and mentorship roles. She has presented at various professional conferences on topics such as cultural competency, trauma, mental health/substance abuse treatment, HIV, addiction and positive psychology. Her clients love her authentic, transparent, ambitious, and non-judgmental approach to solving their problems.
Shamanda has been featured in multiple NATIONAL magazines/TV press including FOX 46 (GOOD DAY CHARLOTTE), RedBook Magazine, ROLLING OUT LIVE, Sheen Magazine, MADAMENOIRE, Carolina STYLE, COUNSELING TODAY, NAMI, and more.
Shamanda is available for speaking engagements, conferences, workshops, seminars, training, and consultations.
For media/bookings: Shamanda.Burston@gmail.com
For more information, visit her website at www.ShamandaBurston.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/LuLuBProductions (Life with Shamanda)