Hi! I’ve had my coffee, went on a run, and now, I’m ready to help you. Mental health and running are my passions. Research strongly indicates that exercise boosts function and physically restores our brains. Did you know that proper exercise can improve anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, PTSD, dementia, and eating disorders?
I provide telemental health services to PA residents; I specialize in working with endurance runners, athletes and people who want to incorporate exercise into their weekly routine as we address the root cause.
- People who come to me want to reduce worry and anxiety. They seek to better understand where their thoughts and emotions come from.
- People want to work through trauma to feel more like themselves.
- People want to battle their eating disorder and learn how to establish healthy eating and exercise habits.
- Lastly, people want to improve their self-care, self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Each person has the power within themselves to rewire their thoughts, regulate emotions, and control behaviors by implementing the right skills for their mind.
- You can manage anxiety.
- You can learn how to choose behaviors that better serve you.
- You can find new coping strategies and strive towards accepting difficult things.
- You can discover ways to regulate your emotions.
As an athlete myself, I understand the unique challenges that we face. This can also be something that we talk about.
- Self-care / adequate rest and sleep
- Work / life / training balance
- Managing disappointments
- Managing the emotional trials of “Did Not Start” (DNS) or “Did Not Finish” (DNF)
- Coping with injury
- Mental strategies for training and racing
We all need help sometimes. 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.
Who I work with
|WHO I WORK WITH, “GOOD FIT”||WHO I DON’T WORK WITH, NOT A “GOOD FIT“|
|Responsible||Doesn’t take responsibility|
|Shows up to sessions||Is consistently more than 10 minutes late to session or frequently reschedules or cancels|
|Completes their therapy assignments||Doesn’t think about their assignments or changes that they want to make throughout the week|
|Asks questions, is curious||Doesn’t seem to care|
|Respectful||People who are rude|
|Open to trying new things||Close-minded|
|Ambitious, hard working||Is more comfortable staying stuck|
|Pays on time||Has trouble making payments|
|Open to learning about the mental health benefits of exercise|
|Open to using movements or exercise to enhance your life|
- 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
- Coping Skills
- 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.
- Behavioral Issues
- Coping Skills
- Eating Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Christian Faith-Based
- Sports Performance
- Trauma and PTSD
Treatment approach / types of therapy
- Christian Counseling
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- $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 can provide you with a superbill, so that you can see if your insurance will reimburse you. I cannot guarantee that your insurance will reimburse.
- 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!