About Shawn McGill

Shawn McGill MSW, founder and CEO



Shawn McGill began his career in human services in 1998, where he provided direct support and service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities that expressed very strong communication that manifested as challenging behaviors. He continued in various clinical and management roles until starting the company SMC in 2012, where he serves not just as CEO but also as an educator, trainer, mentor, and clinician.

Years of Service: 18


  • B.A. Psychology and Sociology with Counseling Certification from Carlow University
  • Masters of Social Work (Direct Practice) with Gerontology Certification from the University of Pittsburgh

Certifications, Memberships and Accreditations:

  • Marriage and Family Counseling Social Work License; Pennsylvania SW130212)
  • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Certification; Bureau of Autism Services
  • Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers Clinical Member (2014-present)
  • National Association of Social Workers (2013-present)
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health Full Member (2014-present)
  • Professional Advisory Council, ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA (2014-present)
  • 2016 Carlow University Laureate Award
  • 2015 Best of Pittsburgh Counseling & Mental Health
  • 2014 Vision Towards Peace Counseling Services Entrepreneurial Leadership Award


  • Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Sexuality
  • Problematic Sexual Behaviors
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Person-Centered Planning
  • Positive Approaches
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Relapse Prevention for Sexual Offending
  • Transgender Health and Wellness
  • Training Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Support Plan Development
  • Quality Management
  • Staff Development
  • Parent Education
  • Aging
  • Dementia