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. Random fun fact: 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 movement 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 brains, regulate emotions, and control behaviors by implementing the right skills for their mind.
- You can manage anxiety.
- You can see anxious thoughts vs. being your anxious thoughts.
- 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.
- 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)
- $90 per 50-60 minute session.
- Private pay: 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.
- 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!