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Shawn McGill

Shawn McGill


Shawn McGill leads the company’s operations, including consults across the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East.  He also serves as the Founder and CEO providing clinical expertise and consultation to various professional organizations.  Shawn is a board member of Metro Community Health, Creative Citizens Studio, and the Professional Advisory Board for Autism Connection of PA.

In his previous clinical roles, Shawn was responsible for developing programs with a large non-profit organization in the Pittsburgh area.  Efforts have been and continue to focus on historically underserved people.  This includes but is not limited to individuals who have been incarcerated, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, or those on the autism spectrum, as well as those who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.


Shawn holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Carlow University.  In his spare time, Shawn has joined forces with friend and mentor Sharon Potter to create a podcast, “Two Old Sexperts.”  The goal is to record and share pivotal information related to sexuality, support people with disabilities, and have some fun along the way.

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About Shawn McGill Consulting

Shawn McGill Consulting utilizes a collaborative, systems based approach to uncover and treat the underlying causes of challenging behaviors. Teams will discover ways to meet the needs of the person they are supporting, in order to successfully reduce challenging behaviors in an effort to achieve recovery, hope, and resiliency in everyday life.

Our team of staff supports people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in managing very challenging behaviors that can put people at risk for being placed in more restrictive settings. The company sustains a specialized expertise in sexuality and the management of problematic sexual behaviors, as well as trauma informed care and abuse prevention and safety.

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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 
National Association of Social Workers
World Professional Association for Transgender Health Full Member
Professional Advisory Council, ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA
Carlow University Laureate Award

Best of Pittsburgh Counseling & Mental Health
Vision Towards Peace Counseling Services Entrepreneurial Leadership Award


Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Mental Health


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



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