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 mind and find peace within themselves. They want to improve their self-care, self-esteem, and improve their overall quality of life.

Each person has the power within themselves to regain control over their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors by doing the right exercises for their mind. I teach people how to change behaviors, cope, accept 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 this information sounds good, 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
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Marriage & Family
  • 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
  • Autism
  • 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
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • 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 cater to my clients’ needs and meet them where they are at.
  • 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 my passion for 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. Check back for new posts or subscribe to my blog feed. I hope you enjoy reading!


Questions & setting up an appointment


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