She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
It is human nature to try and avoid pain, at any cost. Even emotional pain! Perhaps this means avoiding that tough conversation, working overtime to avoid mistakes, or avoiding certain foods in fear of losing control or being judged. Although these behaviors provide short term relief, they can leave negative impacts on our relationships, body, and mind. Therapy can offer new tools, support, and accountability to find that peace in less damaging ways. Don't let TikTok be your only therapist! You don't have to navigate life's biggest stressors alone.
Shannon’s approach to therapy combines Humanistic Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is also trained in EMDR Therapy. Shannon helps clients learn how to identify the parts of themselves that result in negative self-image, low confidence, and engagement in unhealthy patterns, and learn how to cope with difficult emotions and distress. Shannon believes skills-based learning, grounding techniques, and a strong therapeutic relationship can be helpful in regulating feelings such as panic, sadness, and hopelessness. Shannon creates a warm, collaborative environment in her practice, welcoming clients to be vulnerable and express themselves fully.
Shannon earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and completed her clinical internship at a local college counseling center. She has nearly ten years of experience as a mental health clinician, with an extensive background working with clients struggling with eating disorders. She helps motivated clients feel less stuck in their lives and encourages them to take careful, thoughtful steps towards personal growth.
Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others
Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Commonwealth Psychology Associates, Therapist, 2019 - 2022
Walden Behavioral Care, Assistant Program Director, 2018 - 2019
Walden Behavioral Care, Adolescent and Adult Clinician , 2016 - 2018
Boston College, Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, 2015
University of Vermont, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology , 2012