About Shannon

Hi! I am a laid back telemental health counselor who will help you tackle change whenever you are ready. Mental health and running are my passions.

Are you overwhelmed by stress and anxiety? Do you feel like you lose control of your thoughts? Are you stuck in a cycle of unhelpful or unhealthy behaviors? Do you need support coping with pain or a tragic event? People who come to me want to reduce stress, anxiety, and related symptoms. They seek to regain control of their thoughts and find peace within themselves. They want to improve their self-care, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

Each person has the power within themselves to rewire their thoughts, regulate emotions, and control behaviors by doing the right exercises for their mind. I teach people how to change behaviors, cope, accept difficult things, and regulate their emotions. I provide support, guidance, and a judgement-free space. I mainly use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) when I work with people.

If these are areas that you care to address, I invite you to reach out to me through email to ask questions.


shannon’s qualifications

  • School: Geneva College
  • License and State: Licensed Professional Counselor PC011843 Pennsylvania
  • Certificate: National Certified Counselor 628481
  • Certificate: Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional 811112
  • Certificate: Clinical Telemental Health 871013

specialties

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • I support vegan and plant-based diets. I am not a certified dietitian.
  • I support athletes. I am not an athletics coach or certified personal trainer.

issues

  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues

sexuality

  • LGBTQ

Treatment approach / types of therapy

  • Adlerian
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

finances

  • $80-$160 per 1 hour session.
  • Out of pocket payments: most major credit cards; Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account cards.
  • I do not accept insurance.
  • I cater to my clients’ needs and meet them where they are at, so let’s briefly discuss the session fee.
  • College students and or people in-between jobs, let’s chat to see how I can help!
  • I offer a free initial phone consultation.

About shannon’s blog feed

I enjoy blogging and continuously improving my writing skills. Outside of mental health and therapy, I write about ultra marathon running. In this blog feed, I intend it to be a space for information on a smorgasbord of mental health topics and helpful, yet simple, hacks for everyday life. Subscribe to my blog feed for invaluable worksheets and resources. I hope you enjoy reading!


Questions & setting up an appointment

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