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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC008256 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
He's fantastic in every way! Such a good listener. Incredible advice.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Active listener, compassionate, supportive, considerate, non-judgmental, empathetic, cheerleader, professional.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Greg is amazing. He is very kind and considerate and a great listener.