Shadow Backus

About Shadow Backus


Shadow has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. She specializes in treating trauma, anxiety & depression. She dedicates her energy to individuals wanting clarity & support around stress, relationships, personal growth, sex, and parenting. In her sessions, she holds space for mind-body-spirit awareness to be used as guidance systems for cognitive & emotional processes that effect behaviors. Because trauma recovery involves physicality, she obtained education for a massage license & has taught yoga for 25 years.

Shadow has been a therapist in residential treatment, ATODA, k-12 schools, disordered eating, & at the Victim/Witness unit in the Dane Cty D.A.'s Office. All of her science degrees including her masters were accomplished at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her 3000 post-grad hours were earned at centers for children surviving abuse (sexual, physical, emotional) and neglect, Parents of Murdered Children groups & as a facilitator for Alternatives to Aggression.