Richard S. Shaw

Richard S. Shaw, DMFT, LMFT, LMHC*

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

*LMFT (Oregon), LMHC (Washington)


I am originally from the great state of Nebraska and currently live in Wilsonville, Oregon I am married with two teenage children and love 49'er and Cornhusker football. I'm also a big fan of the Oregon Coast. I am particularly passionate about researching shame and grace and integrating this area of interest in my classes and my private practice, Shame No More Counseling.

I practice marriage and family therapy part time with individuals, couples and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, marital issues, shame and grace, and integration of psychotherapy and faith issues. I am also an ordained minister in the Foursquare Church. If you take one of my courses you can expect to be emotionally engaged and challenged to go deeper. You'll grow as a person and as a professional.

Academic Background & Professional Memberships

D.MFT Marriage & Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
MA, Integration Theology and Leadership, Fuller Theological Seminary
MA, Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary
BS, Psychology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
BS, Sociology, University of Nebraska

Licensed in Oregon as a marriage and family therapist and licensed in Washington as a licensed mental health counselor. Member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, American Christian Counseling Association, and Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

What is Your Quest?

To be a person of grace in a world of shame.

Expertise and Research Interests

Couples, testing, spirituality, shame and grace