Shannon is exceptional at building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients as she feels it is the foundation of the healing process. Her unconditional positive regard for people is what she gives to her clients as well as in her personal life. Regardless of what a client says or does, she provides comfort and acceptance so they may feel free to express their thoughts and feelings – this helps to accomplish a meaningful and affective therapy. Shannon realizes none of us are just like anyone else and strives to gain the knowledge of what her client really wants. She provides affective therapy for her client’s needs.
Shannon provides counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, couples and seniors. Her specialty ranges from, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem (self-acceptance), emotional abuse, trauma awareness, grief, and is a LGBTQ friendly therapist.
Shannon has 8 years of experience in the mental health field and has facilitated couple’s therapy, individual group therapy for truant, and fostered teenagers, adult substance abuse, family violence, and for patients with severe mental disorders. Certificates include: Crisis Intervention, Psychological First Aid, Substance Abuse, Mild TBI and PTSD, Suicide Prevention, and Therapeutic Boundaries. Shannon also has completed level I and Level II of the Gottman Method of couple’s therapy.
Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio – a CACREP (accredited program). Shannon is a National Certified Counselor and is also a member of the Chi Sigma Iota which is the international honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.
Shannon is a coffee lover. In her free time – she enjoys walking her dogs, playing golf, shopping, and spending time with her family.
“Our entire life – consists ultimately of accepting ourselves as we are”