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Shannon Bruckner, LISW, LCSW

Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues
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About me

Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m originally from Augusta, Georgia, and moved to Athens, Georgia in 2011 to attend graduate school. During the day I work as an addictions therapist at Alliance Recovery Center, a medication-assisted treatment program, where I have been blessed to serve since 2015. I specialize in treating addiction, trauma, and LGBT+ issues.

I believe that everyone is worthy and deserving of love and the pursuit of their true selves. I recognize that I am someone with privilege due to many factors that are out of my control, and I see this as something that obligates me to lift up others who are not as “lucky.” That and a fierce passion for feminism led me to my career in social work, where I began in domestic violence shelters. A desire to continue supporting folks beaten down by trauma led me to work in addiction and to the private practice work that I love.

I’m a homebody by nature and can generally be found cuddling my two kiddos and my three cats. I love reading, writing fiction, and binging Netflix, and I have a possibly unhealthy caffeine addiction. I believe in the healing power of humor and unconditional support.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

License information

SC LISW 12954



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shannon Bruckner. 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 very supportive and offers tools she thinks might assist me in understanding my own family and personal struggles. I do not feel any judgment from her and can talk openly

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and coping with life changes