Dr. Shanna Reese

(PhD, LPC)

About Me


My name is Shanna and I am a professional counselor. I am committed to support each of my clients in a unique and targeted way that will best support each person's needs, capitalize on each person's strengths, and help move toward each person's goals. In order to do this, I spend time in the beginning of the counseling relationship to assess your background, successes, hurdles, prior experiences and your perceptions of the changes that you want to see for yourself and the world around you. With that understanding, I am able to help guide you on your journey to being your best self by taking advantage of the types of activities and interventions that work best for you.

Though I utilize a vast array of tools to best support each person through an individualized lens, my work is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is a scientifically backed theory of the ways in which people utilize their strengths in order to grow and thrive, at an individual level and on a communal level. Being focused on wellness rather than just lessening illness, the driving belief is that people strive to lead lives that are meaningful and provide an overall sense of connection in order to enhance their relationships, work experiences and other activities. CBT is the science of changing, or re-framing, the way that we think about the world around us in order to also change our associated emotions and behaviors so that we are best able to fulfill our drive for happiness and inner peace. These two schools of thought work together to provide the "why" and the "how" of being your best self.

I have been working to support individuals with various strengths and needs for over ten years, with the past 7 of these as a licensed practitioner. I have worked with many different people with a variety of goals, strengths and struggles to overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, interpersonal distress, addiction, and more. I have experience working in settings ranging from residential facilities to in-home therapy and outpatient centers.

When working together, I am committed to you and helping you create the sense of yourself that will lead to satisfying wellness.

I can't wait to meet you and get started.

Best wishes for wellness,


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PC008327 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Written by M.I. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Shanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great experience so far...

Written by C.O. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Shanna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder


Written by C.A. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Shanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Dr. Reese is amazing!! I have met with other counselors in the past and just didn't have a good connection or felt like my concerns were being validated or truly understood. I am already very impressed with her communication with me! Looking forward to seeing how things progress!

Written by M.I. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Shanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I’m getting a lot out of my conversations with Dr. Reese and it’s been so comforting to have someone to talk to during these particularly challenging times. She always provides thoughtful feedback and makes me feel supported to share openly and honestly about my feelings.

Written by M.O. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Shanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

I believe Dr. Reese is very intelligent. She shows concern and empathy in her responses, while also providing actionable recommendations to work through challenges.