Greg Shannon

(M.S.ED, LPC)

About Me

I am a Counselor licensed in Pennsylvania who has been providing help and hope to people for the last 8 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: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC008256 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 2 months 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 fantastic in every way! Such a good listener. Incredible advice.

Written by A.M. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling 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 C.R. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really like Greg. He’s encouraging but pushes me when I need to be pushed. He brings up excellent points and makes me think about what I’ve said and why. He provides a ton of resources that are helpful and often times fun. Definitely recommend.

Written by E.I. on Aug 16, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 P.R. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Active listener, compassionate, supportive, considerate, non-judgmental, empathetic, cheerleader, professional.

Written by M.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 C.H. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Greg is patient and kind. He listens carefully, provides helpful feedback, provides valuable exercises and reference material. I plan to continue my work with Greg beyond the immediate need for grief with my food addiction issues.

Written by S.A. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My sessions with Greg have been great. From the beginning we talked to get an understanding of my needs and what I wanted from counseling and the ways we want to achieve the goals I want. He has been straightforward and upfront as to if he was the best person for me, which is great, and he lets me go at my pace and gives me the space and opportunity to fully embrace counseling and it’s purpose.

Written by V.A. on May 16, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 B.I. on Apr 30, 2020 after counseling with Greg for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Greg is incredible!

I have only had a few sessions with him, but feel totally at ease and un-judged. He pushed when I need him to and allows me time to think when I need that as well. I feel like having him in my corner makes going through this process so much easier!

Thank you!

Written by E.L. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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.