Shannon  McNeill

Shannon McNeill

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients (updated September 22, 2019)


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 who have been struggling with anxiety, low mood, or self-doubt find freedom from these traps. I can help you gain perspective on how worry and self-criticism has come to take up as much mental space as it has for you. Using elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, we can explore what it would be like to free up space for living a more rich and connected life. Many clients I work with come into therapy wanting to know how things got this way for them and are committed to seeing some real change in their lives. 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


General expertise


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

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

Therapist's note

Dr. McNeill can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

399 Boylston Street

Suite 900A

Boston, MA 02116

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

VA Boston Healthcare System, 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


Languages

  • English

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