Shannon is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and a National Certified Counselor. She is exceptional at building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients as she feels it is the foundation for the healing process. Her unconditional positive regard for her clients is of the utmost importance. She aims to help her clients feel and experience a kind and loving environment, safe to share things they may feel others would judge. 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 effective therapeutic bond. No two people are exactly the same. She strives to gain the knowledge of what aspects her clients want to focus on and change for the improvement of their life.
Shannon provides counseling services to adolescents, adults, families, couples and seniors. Her specialty ranges from, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-esteem (self-acceptance), emotional abuse, trauma awareness, grief, and is a LGBTQ friendly therapist.
Shannon has 7 years of experience in the mental health field and has facilitated individual and group therapy for truant, and fostered teenagers, adult substance abuse, family violence, and for patients with severe mental disorders.
Certifications include: Crisis Intervention, Psychological First Aid, Substance Abuse, Mild TBI and PTSD, Suicide Prevention, and Therapeutic Boundaries. Shannon also has completed level one of the Gottman Method of couples 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.