Are you ready to improve your mental heath and willing to put the work in to do it? I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, Kansas and New York, and a board certified Tele-mental health counselor. I have been treating clients in a variety of settings to include forensics, foster care and adult mental health. A variety of mental health concerns that I address include, but are not limited to, sexual addiction, anxiety, depression, phase of life problems, relationships issues, nutrition/exercise, and other mental health concerns. I utilize various counseling theories and techniques to tailor each session to my client's needs. I believe in a holistic and natural approach in order to have a balanced life. When or if desired, physical wellness can be a focus as I have personal training experience. Christian counseling is also available to those who desire this as well. Each person that enters counseling in my practice is considered unique and will be treated fairly without fear of judgment. The only thing that I ask of you is that you are READY TO WORK and that you are looking to put in the work necessary to make the changes that are needed to make it to your goals. You are your own agent of change! I'm only here to guide you along through the process of this and to support you as you need it! Looking forward to working with you on this journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15687
KS LCPC 03010
NY LMHC 007832
I've tried dozens of therapists over several decades. Shannon is my first success at being able to connect. She's an answer to prayers.
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders
Her use of the Deconstructing Anxiety model has absolutely changed my life and has given me the structure and knowledge to understand what is happening in my brain, body and with my emotions and to give me the tools to change my life. I recommend her and this model to everyone who really wants to change their lives to one that is more fulfilled and less out of fear!
Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shannon Brandes is knowledgeable and has great resources available. She listens and really helps identify the core fear that is at the root of the problems I'm struggling with. She is honest in her feedback and really helps process things from different perspectives.
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management
She has helped me to deal with numerous issues in my life. By first just listening to all you have to say. Never just do this or that, but seeing what your mind and soul needs to work on to move to the next step.
Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
I have been in therapy for most of my life and this is the first time I believe that my therapist is actually listening to me and helping me solve my core anxiety issues. Shannon Brandes is an excellent mental health professional. Thank you for helping me become the woman I know I can be.
Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
I am loving my sessions with Shannon! She's helped me see things I'd never see on my own. Apart from our live sessions, she sends encouragement and resources and a whole lot of wisdom and insight! She's available when I need her and never shuts me down. Her empathy is so appreciated.
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues