Shannon McNeill, Therapist in Rhode Island — Zencare
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Shannon McNeill

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Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated August 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions
  • Self-doubt

Professional statement

Dr. Shannon McNeill is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in techniques that help clients move beyond self-doubt, worry, and unproductive over-thinking. Her therapeutic approach is most influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapies and other scientifically proven interventions. Dr. McNeill enjoys working side-by-side with her clients to encourage flexibility in thinking styles and enacting behaviors that get clients moving towards what is most important to them.

Dr. McNeill especially enjoys working with clients who have found themselves stalled by life transitions, such as job changes, entering college or graduate school, beginning or ending relationships, or changes in health. Based on a client's preferences and needs, she will integrate mindfulness meditation with other helpful strategies to reduce the negative impact of these situations. Though it may seem difficult, overcoming challenging transitions can be empowering and help us learn about our needs and values.

Dr. McNeill also has specialized training in delivering trauma-focused therapies. She works primarily with survivors of sexual assault or abuse who are looking to reduce the negative impacts of these experiences on their mood, feelings of safety, and relationships. Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder are the primary interventions Dr. McNeill uses with clients struggling with trauma-related symptoms. Through technique, training, and experience, Dr. McNeill will work to adjust her treatments to specifically meet a clients' needs.


Message to clients

I love helping people find freedom from the traps set by anxiety, low mood or self-doubt . I can help you gain perspective on why certain styles of thinking can interrupt our ability to be present, engaged and enjoy our lives. What we do with our thoughts matters! It can mean the difference between living versus existing.

Using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, we can explore ways to live a more rich and connected life. Many clients I work with come into therapy wanting to learn real, workable skills beyond what they've already tried, such as telling themselves to "think positive" or "stop thinking about that!" Let's find things that actually work, specifically for you, and get you plugged back into your life. I look forward to joining you on your journey towards your goals!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-doubt - Finding strength in one's own skills and abilities; overcoming inner voices of negativity and disbelief




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Shannon McNeill is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $230 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Therapist's note

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions with Dr. McNeill will take place online. No face-to-face sessions will be scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 10am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard Medical School Instructor, 2015 - 2018
Brown University Alpert Medical School/Providence VA Medical Center, 2013 - 2014
VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, 2012 - 2013
Boston University/VA Boston Healthcare System, 2006 - 2008

University of Missouri - St. Louis, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2013
Suffolk University, BS in Personality Psychology, Cum Laude, 2006


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10696

Rhode Island: PS01452


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Shannon was phenomenal."
- Zencare client • May 2020
"Shannon was personable and took the time to interview me and follow-up."
- Zencare client • December 2019