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Dashanne "Shannon" Austin, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW-S) in Ohio with 8 years of experience providing therapy and counseling services to adults, parents, children and adolescents. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

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License information

OH LISW I.1800771-SUPV

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dashanne "Shannon" Austin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I love Shannon. She has been my light at the end of a tunnel. BetterHelp has been the best therapy I have ever had. Thank you BetterHelp and Shannon for offering solutions for my turultruous life.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Dashanne "Shannon" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She’s super nice and she’s very understanding, and has been such a huge help!

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Dashanne "Shannon" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Shannon has been amazing and opening my eyes to different ways to deal with issues and also helping me understand the way I come off may not be the best even though I feel I was helping. I’ve only had a few sessions but these last 3 weeks have really helped in so many ways!

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Dashanne "Shannon" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

I was reluctant to use betterhelp but then I thought what's the most that could happen.... me not liking the therapist, the online therapy or whatever. So, with that being said.... I'm so glad I decided to use betterhelp. Surprisingly, I have found that using the online method of "live chat", Journaling and classes gives me an opportunity to express myself and not have the "looks and tones", body language and other indicators that could be misinterpreted by myself or my therapist. It allows me to freely express myself in my time. Now, with that being said.... Shannon is awesome! She is very compassionate, caring, understanding and knowledgeable. She challenges and encourages me to look inside myself and see if my "road blocks" are self induced by poor choices or if my challenges are not my problem but yet the other person. She is extremely valuable to all her clients. If, not.... it sure isn't because she doesn't try. We as clients must be receptive and willing to accept constructive criticism. We must be filling and understanding that as a therapist, she cannot wave a magic wand and all our mental issues be gone. We have to take those tools and apply them to our lives cause at the end of the day, we hold the key to our successful journey. I want to thank you Shannon for all you do. You are amazing and thank you for validating my thoughts, encouraging me and most of all being there for me. You are supior my dear. Keep on keeping on!

Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Dashanne "Shannon" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties