Schools and Licenses:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Science in Management, in Organizational Training and Development
Master of Arts in Counseling
owner and therapist
My passion is working with care givers of any kind, including mothers, fathers, and those in the "sandwich generation" (caring for aging parents while also caring for their own children), as well as grief and loss and postpartum anxiety and depression. My own experiences as a caregiver and a mother drive my counseling work and help me better understand your own experiences. I love working with adults to help them change their thinking patterns, process their grief, understand their postpartum mood changes, and bring balance to their lives.
Theoretical Approach to therapy and Change:
Change requires commitment and hard work, and that is why therapy is so hard. I believe it's not a sprint to heal, but more similar to running a marathon to make lasting, effective change. It is not easy to replace habits or thinking processes that you have honed over many years or even perhaps your lifetime to date. I try to find out what you want to change or how you want to feel better, and work with you as a partner to make this happen in a safe and supportive environment.
Experience and Training:
I have over 20 years’ experience as a clinician in the mental health field. I have specific training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for use in anxiety and depression, in Motivational Interviewing for use in alcohol and drug use, and in Grief and Loss for use in divorce, death of a loved one, pet loss, or any other significant loss. In addition, my background in management offers a unique perspective to those that are experiencing work stress and feeling like you're in the middle of everything, trying to please everyone.
I have made Colorado my home for over half my life, and I am deeply inspired by the nature surrounding us. I spend my time outside of work with my family, including my two young children, and being in the mountains whenever I can. I decided to become a therapist after feeling the impact stress and work had on my emotions and work-life balance. I hope to share what I have learned to help provide a better, more fulfilling life for you!
schedule with Shannon:
If you are overwhelmed with life, your family, or your job, and want to make a change in how you are living, contact us for a free 20 minute phone consultation, or schedule online now. Therapy can be effective for you and can help make lasting changes in how you want to live, work, and be in this world.