Shannon C Mong
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Shannon C Mong

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Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online

Shannon begins with a free 20-min Initial Consultation, which is an opportunity to discuss your needs and ensure a good fit. This can be scheduled by message or online in the Client Portal.

Updated February 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationships and Attachment
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health
  • Neurological & Learning Differences
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Caregiver stress & support

Professional statement

Shannon Mong supports adults & teens who want something to be better, yet are uncertain how to navigate from where they are now to where they want to be. Her goal is that you gain a better understanding of the situation and yourself, implement new strategies and skills to successfully manage the transition, and emerge with greater confidence to journey through future life events.

A clinical psychologist, Shannon Mong was trained at the Wright Institute in California and has been licensed since 2006. She works with clients across California in remote (video) sessions, with an approach that is down-to-earth, direct, and relatable.

Shannon’s approach is informed by psychodynamic theory and grounded in an understanding of human development, attachment theory, equity, and resilience. In everyday language, that means she recognizes each client has developed a unique approach to navigating change that’s been influenced by many factors – how your brain processes thoughts, feelings, and sensations; relationships with people you counted on while growing up; your gender, identity, race, ethnicity, and class; life events you’ve experienced; the stage of life you’re in; and the people you’re currently connected to. Shannon anticipates every client has many strengths (some they may not fully be aware of) and that you are motivated to use these to thrive, not just survive.

A Board member for the College for Behavioral Health Leadership since 2019, Shannon Mong has consulted, presented, and trained nationally.


Message to clients

I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and consider working together. Whether your decision to seek a therapist is something you’ve considered for a long time or a decision just made, you may be experiencing a mix of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps some vulnerability asking for support from and confiding in someone you don’t yet know, maybe hopeful or uncertain about how therapy will help you. I view your act of reading this profile as a courageous step.

As there are likely many therapists who can accompany you on your journey, here’s a bit about me, which may help you make a choice. I have worked with many people navigating life transitions, stressors, substance use, learning & neurological differences, life stressors, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Examples of life transitions include moving to a new area, a shift in school, becoming a parent, career change, job loss, the diagnosis of a physical or mental illness (self or loved one), becoming a caregiver, and relationship transitions (such as partnering, loss of friendship, separation, divorce, and remarriage).

If we work together, you can expect to learn more about your authentic self – who you are at the core. I am curious to identify the unique gifts you bring to the world and illuminate how you can use those to address challenges and opportunities in your life. I will listen intently, be curious about your thoughts and feelings, and respect you are an expert in your own life.


Specialties

Relationships and Attachment - Cultivate self-compassion, healthy attachment, and satisfaction in current relationships. I apply advanced training to foster insight into family attachment patterns that can impact one’s responses to friends, partners, and co-workers. Reduce anxiety from painful or uncomfortable connections with others. Explore new patterns of communication and interpersonal skills that convey emotions, wants, and needs effectively.

Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health - Partner with teens & young adults to cultivate self-compassion and confidence. Topics often addressed: social challenges & peer relationships, identity & self-esteem, academic stressors, transition to college or career, substance use, social media pressures, changes in family structure, concerns about the future, and fluctuating emotions. Strengthen coping with the stress of life, anxiety, depression, family conflict, & managing expectations of self & others. PARENTS: see "Parenting" speciality.

Neurological & Learning Differences - Work with individuals and their families to support understanding the diagnosis and each person’s unique challenges and strengths. Identify social and relational goals; develop skills in identifying and regulating emotions and engaging socially. Clarify challenges presented by transitions and sensory experiences; build skills and routines to better cope with these experiences. Provide parent consultation on ways to foster family relations through communication and other intervention & support.

Parenting - Provide parent consultation and therapy that fosters healthy family relationships through a shared understanding of child/teen development and building effective parenting practices and communication skills. Frequent topics include: understanding &coping with child and adolescent development, becoming a new parent & parenting styles, family transitions, neurodevelopment issues (learning differences, autistic spectrum, ADD/ADHD), and family attachment patterns.

Life transitions - Sometimes we seek a change and sometimes it happens to us. Support around adapting to life circumstances which may include: moving to a new area, becoming a new parent, career changes, job loss, diagnosis of mental or physical illness (self or loved one), and relationship transitions (such as partnering, loss of friendship, separation, divorce, and remarriage). Explore the challenges and benefits of change. Learn strategies that promote resilience in the face of change .

Caregiver stress & support - Learn ways to cope with anxiety, stress, fatigue, & burnout related to caring for a friend or family member with acute or chronic illness (including physical and mental impacts of aging). Identify skills and behaviors to cope with stressors, changes in mood in the ill or aging person, and balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health. May include support for family and resource planning for changes in health and living situations.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Shannon Mong 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: $200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Couples sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Group sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (55min)
  • Initial Consultation: $0 (15min)
  • Parenting Consultation: $200 (55min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

Shannon begins with a free 15-min Initial Consultation, which is an opportunity to discuss your needs and ensure a good fit. This consultation can be scheduled online through Zencare's client portal.


Location(s)

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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

In-Sight Associates, Founder (Managing Consultant), 2007 - Present
Health Management Associates, Principal Consultant (national healthcare consulting), 2019 - 2020
Telecare Corporation, Director, Innovation Initiatives (multi-state behavioral health organization), 2013 - 2018
Telecare Corporation, Director, Training & Development, 2009 - 2013
County of Marin, Mental Health Unit Supervisor, 2005 - 2007
County of Marin, Mental Health Practitioner, bilingual, 2002 - 2004
West Coast Children's Clinic, Therapist & Assessor (intern from 1999-2001), 1999 - 2003
Mission Mental Health Services, Psychology Intern, bilingual, 1998 - 1999
Salvation Army Adult Rehab, Psychology Intern, 1997 - 1998

Institute of Cultural Affairs & ToP, Certified Facilitator, 2013
Wright Institute, PsyD, 2001
Wright Institute, MA, Psychology, 1999
Mills College, BA, Communications & Psychology, 1990


Licensure

California: 20722


Languages

English