I am a clinical therapist, LICSW with additional training in trauma, somatic work, functional medicine and nutrition. I am passionate about helping people to live the best version of themselves and work through a whole person lens. My style is strengths based, non-judgmental and meeting people where they are at in their journey,
My hope is to create a safe and welcoming space for you, by listening, collaborating and building upon your unique beliefs and identity. I encourage feedback and modify to meet your individual needs.
I believe the therapeutic process provides an opportunity for continued wellness helping you identify and build upon your strengths. Through exploring and recognizing the impact of past and present, I help individuals gain insights, identify needs and goals, and recognize that healing is possible. I believe incorporating self-care and gratitude into one's life results in increased experiences of joy and happiness and the ability to navigate life’s challenges more effectively.
In my personal life, I love spending time with family and friends(and my cat, Luna) being in nature, hiking, playing volleyball and traveling.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 18778
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shannon Acuna. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Shannon is great, she listens and guides me. I love that she can help me look at situations from a different perspective. She encourages me to use my personal strengths. I have only been having session with Shannon for about three months and I have achieved a lot thanks to Shannon.
Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem