Greg Shannon

(M.S.ED, LPC)
Therapist Greg Shannon Photo

About Me

I am a licensed Counselor who has been providing help and hope to people for the last 9 years in a variety of settings and situations from private practice to rehabs and psych wards. I have partnered with individuals to work on depression, anxiety, relationships, addiction, trauma and chronic mental health. I also enjoy assisting people doing "okay" to do even better with performance coaching in a variety of areas including athletics, career, and personal growth.

So how does counseling typically work? I believe a warm, empathetic, and supportive environment is critical for successful change. That all starts with getting to know each other and making sure you feel comfortable and safe so that we can actually talk through the real issues without fear of being judged. Often this leads to new ideas and tools that can be used to make lasting positive changes. The other important ingredients are accountability and feedback so that we can really see if things are getting better or not. Most of the techniques and theories that I use are rooted in a strength-based and practical approach including brief counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC008256 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by S.E. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Greg for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Greg is an excellent listener, kind, and intelligent. Sometimes I’m left in awe of the ease with which he cuts to the core of both “simple" and “complicated” issues alike. The feedback he gives me in our discussions makes me feel heard, and the self-homework he assigns between sessions allow me to distill what we have discussed and begin thought-starters for our next session. I took a break from Betterhelp, but when I returned, I didn’t even think of finding a new therapist, I went right back to Greg because I already knew he was a great fit for me.

Written by N.I. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Greg for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Very helpful. Great listener. Uses great analogies.

Written by L.A. on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Greg for 4 months on issues concerning coaching

Greg has been wonderful in helping me to focus on ways to improve my confidence and to reduce stress. He is very caring and non-judgmental. I always feel positive after our sessions. He’s the best!

Written by W.I. on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 4 months on issues concerning depression

I would highly recommend Greg and as a first timer, I feel totally comfortable speaking with Him.

Written by R.Y. on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

From day 1 Greg has been there for me...has dug deep to know all about me and also to know and understand who I am and what I am going through. Kind, Compassionate, and Welcoming!

Written by R.A. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Greg helped me so much during the pandemic and still using his techniques. In just one session it took me through my journey while being in lockdown and I stayed on the right track since than.

Written by E.R. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He's incredible,

Written by C.R. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Greg is the best ever. Honestly so understanding and validating. He tells it like it is and challenges when appropriate. And I couldn’t recommend him enough.

Written by R.H. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Greg is just a great person to talk to. Never makes me feel judged. He’s supporting and he makes me feel like I really can become the master of my own life. Been battling depression for 5 years now and Greg is patient with me as I don’t like to open up to new people. I got a great match with Greg.

Written by T.R. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Greg is a truly an asset to his field. Compassionate and understanding where one feels safe in expressing those ugly feelings . The needed foundation for patient/therapist sessions.
Greg has been influential in helping me validate the whys and how comes. A real guiding light.

Written by D.E. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Greg is a great counsler

Written by H.E. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I have greatly enjoyed my time working with Greg. He is attentive and listens and truly is a cheerleader. He sends me poignant and uplifting messages in the chat and I am glad that we matched up.

Written by R.. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Greg is the best

Written by S.O. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Greg is patient, understanding and supportive. He gives helpful evidence based suggestions and provides great reading material and feed back.

Written by L.E. on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Greg is so kind and compassionate but he knows when to kick my butt when I need it!

Written by R.Y. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Helped me get back on track and refocus on things after a tragic event. Great person to talk to.

Written by J... on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Greg is the best.

Written by C.H. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Greg has been very helpful for me. He has listened to me, provided me with techniques, and really pushed me along my journey. I feel changed and better with his help.

Written by A.R. on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Greg is wonderful! He is so supportive and actually provides me with education. I finally feel like therapy may work!

Written by S.T. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've been speaking with Greg for quite a few months now and am really happy with the support he's offered me. Our conversations have been a true savior during some of the hardest times of my life in the past year. He's understanding, respectful, compassionate and professional and has gone the extra mile to support me when I've needed it. I'm very happy I was matched with Greg to start and I'd highly recommend him. Thanks Greg!

Written by S.A. on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Greg is awesome! I’ve been in sessions with him for about 5-6 months now and what a difference. He is patient, empathetic and insightful. He always checks in to see if adjustments need to be made as far as goals and let’s me be focused on the things I need and want

Written by W.E. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is just exceptional.

Written by B.I. on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Greg for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Greg has helped me see the world in a much more healthy way!!

Written by P.R. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Greg has the warmest, most calm disposition, as well as empathy and compassion. He has a lighter perspective to help start a glow during dark times. He responds quickly and has more than to say than just, 'And how does that make you feel?' Hands down best person I've had the pleasure of communicating with for talk therapy.

Written by A.N. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Greg has been extremely compassionate and understanding in each of our sessions. I have recommended Better Help to several friends and family members because of my experience with Greg thus far.

Written by A.N. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Greg is an amazingly compassionate man. He listens, understands what is going on and helps navigate difficult issues and situations. He really cares about people and the work that he does. 10/10.

Written by H.A. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I have only been working with Greg for a few weeks and he has been fantastic so far. Very responsive, kind, and understanding. I am looking forward to continuing to work with him.

Written by A.M. on Sep 15, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I'm not sure where I'd be without Greg Shannon! He validates me, questions me, encourages me, tells me when I'm in the wrong, tells me when I'm in the right. Some days he's a soundboard for my frustrations, other days he's a co-pilot in my life. My experience with Greg makes me question why I waited so long to get the support I needed. Therapy will be a staple in my life because of this man.

Written by E.I. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

In my short time I’ve been with Greg, I really feel a difference that I wasn’t achieving with other therapists. He gives me tools and really listens to what I’m experiencing.

Written by K.Y. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Greg has been nothing but understanding in ever session, he never pushes me to go further than my boundaries and i appreciate it more than i could ever express!

Written by M.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Greg is incredibly compassionate and respectful of your time and your needs. Before trying BetterHelp i had no idea how to manage the things i was going through and looking to better myself. Greg has helped me make strides in becoming a better person and overcoming my anxiety.

Written by R.E. on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dear Greg. I wanted to share this with you via our next conversation and I didn't realise another month has gone by. Thank you helping me get past my obstacles. It's been a wonderful experience and very valuable to me. When I started with this I honestly thought I was going to stay stuck as my previous attempts to get help always resulted in disappointment because of the long term issues I had with my childhood being so ingrained. Your approach to counseling made it very easy on me and I've had several breakthroughs over the last few months to the point where I can actually take a break from from counseling. I hope I don't need to come back ha! But I know that if I ever needed to you'll be able to help me. Cheers!

Written by B.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Greg is really nice and has a good sense of humor. His voice is calming and he's really good at making things less awkward.

Written by V.A. on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have past bad experiences with a male counselor. For that reason I have only seen female counselors over the years and the results have been dismal in different ways. When I decided to give counseling another go, I decided to try something different (going away from definition of insanity). Greg really seems to be taking steps to both validate and appreciate my concerns and past issues. He really listens and makes sure that I feel safe, heard and am in control during it all.

Written by A.M. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Greg has been an amazing support to me through my recent struggles. He always presents good options for my care and is an awesome conversationalist.

Written by E.L. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I love my new therapist. I was reluctant because I had such a unique bond with my previous therapist and didn’t believe I could find that again. He is wonderful and I feel well supported and like I am making progress where I have not before.

Written by B.R. on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Greg is amazing. He is very kind and considerate and a great listener.