Provider type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescent (Ages 10+), Couples, Families
Shannon's genuine and empathetic presence creates a warm and collaborative environment in which you'll feel comfortable, validated, empowered, and heard. She’ll partner with you in your journey to find healing, hope, and growth.
Shannon's clients can expect to gain insight into their concerns, plus practical skills and knowledge that will help them understand and manage their mental health. They can learn to overcome a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, sex and intimacy issues, anger management, behavioral issues (especially in children and teens), parenting/family conflict issues, stress management, and school/career/life transition issues.
Common tools Shannon uses in session include active listening, mindfulness, and psychoeducation. Her go-to modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She enjoys using therapy games, mindfulness/meditation activities, music therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, horticultural therapy techniques, and animal assisted therapy techniques when appropriate.
With a Master’s degree in Social Work specializing in Mental Health from the University of Denver, and a certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy, Shannon's experience includes working in an intensive day treatment program with kids ages 6-14 with diagnoses of anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, autism, and disruptive/impulse-control/donduct disorders. She's also a body-positive and sex-positive therapist, who's LGBTQ+ friendly.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys photography, taking care of her many plants, chilling out in nature, playing piano, and writing and recording music.