About Me

Petronellah Thomas-Shanobi has been working in the counseling field since 2002. She has worked in a variety of treatment modalities as a counselor, clinical Mental Health Nurse, mentor, and consultant. 

She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor  (LPCC), Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor intern, she is Certified in Problem Gambling and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Mrs. Thomas-Shanobi holds a master’s Mental Health Science Degree from Flinders University, South Australia and an Associate degree in Mental Health Nursing from Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.


Mrs. Thomas-Shanobi specializes in the treatment of addiction, anger/rage disorders, problem gambling, personality disorders, stress management, anxiety, and depression.  

From homeless shelter to business owner


JFCS Career Services helps Petra get back on her feet and start her own counseling practice

 Before moving to the U.S., Petra had a degree in mental health nursing and an established clinical services career in England, Ireland and Australia. However, now ...

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