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Patrick Shanahan, LCSW

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About me

I ran an outpatient clinic as part of a runaway and homeless youth shelter for 18 years. I trained and supervised paid staff and graduate students providing individual, group, couples and family therapies. We worked in conjunction with local universities to conduct research which enabled us to improve our working therapy model and process. During this time I completed 29 hours toward a PH.D in marriage and family therapy. I was also offered a fellowship at one of the universities in their graduate school. I then worked 18 years for managed care as a part of a call center which included phone counseling. My other experiences were in outpatient office settings.

Professional experience

38yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LCSW 000602


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Patrick is a very warm and caring person
A good listener and is full of helpful advice

Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Patrick for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Shanahan really helped me to fix a number of challenging relationships in my life, and gave me the tools to more competently process my emotions in the moment. My life has drastically improved because of his guidance.

Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Patrick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

So far Patrick has met our needs

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and family conflicts

Patrick has been very helpful for me through a difficult transition

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Patrick is calm professional caring smart and full of insight! Love the guy!

Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Patrick came from a place of understanding from the start of our first session. He listened to everything that I had to say and has given me the guidance needed to dig deeper into myself and reflect on all of my current and past traumas. I would recommend his wisdom to anyone seeking help.

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes