She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Karin Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Eagle River, AK. Karin works with young adults and adults through individual, couple, or family sessions. Her clients tend to feel emotions like anxiety, loneliness, or fatigue as they try to balance their many roles at home and at work. They often feel like they can’t live up to life's expectations, which can lead to the development of mental health challenges or low self-esteem. Clients might be struggling with aging, their relationships, or their sexuality. Karin provides them with a safe, trusted space where they can talk about what’s going on in their lives.
Karin’s goal is to help clients reach and maintain a positive state of mental health and happiness. To do this, she utilizes therapy approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Clients learn skills in emotional regulation and learn more about how they innately cope with difficult situations, changing their thoughts, behaviors, and emotional patterns. Karin utilizes her knowledge that she has learned while studying to become a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional with all clients. When working with couples, Karin provides reflections that can prompt clients to become more introspective about their relationships and their needs.
Karin earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Missouri State University. She believes that everyone deserves a healthy, fulfilling life. She strives to give clients the tools they need to find meaning and joy in their daily lives and in their relationships so they can cope with anything that comes up for them in their lives.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 4 years
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EMDRIA, EMDR , 2023
Circle of Security International, Facilitator, 2022
Missouri State University, Masters of Social Work, 2020
Missouri Southern State University, Bachelors of Social Work, 2019