Shannon Calder

(M.A., LMFT)
Therapist Shannon Calder Photo

About Me

Finding new meaning underneath your understanding of yourself is integral to changing your current internal reality. Self efficacy is an important part of self esteem. Whatever your current issue, you may feel as if you could be more effective in your life and work.

I will challenge you to see things from a different view that I am hopeful will shift your focus toward your goals. After working in the entertainment industry with very creative people I have an awareness of how personalities are structured and the way those personalities work within a whole. Communication is an important part of getting what you need from others.

Since I was very young I have been fascinated with story. It began with watching and reading stories, creating stories and now I listen to personal stories. Our stories are important to us and they form us in to the people we are.

Because I am genuinely curious about people, my client's experience me as accepting and non judgmental. Your life may not be the way you envisioned it and it seems unclear how you can re-vision your future. Let's you and I work on that together.

I am a licensed therapist who has worked in mental health for 14 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings that include rehabs, counseling centers, agencies and private practice.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #96162 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching

I’m so lucky to have been paired with Shannon. She is highly trained, skilled, respectful and kind. She’s helped me immensely through one of my toughest years. She helps me to look at things in a new way and/or bring deeper understanding to what I’ve already know to be true about myself or situations I’m in. Most importantly, she makes me feel listened to and understood. Highly recommend.

Written by B.R. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Shannon is an sensational professional! I am so grateful for her support and insight.

Written by S.I. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I’ve had a wonderful experience with my counselor at Better Help. I would 100% recommend it!

Written by J.E. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She's good. I look forward to hearing her insight about why I'm so messed up mentally. She never comes across as judgmental which is really important in order to open up about stuff

Written by A.M. on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Shannon is great. She is professional but friendly and relatable. She provides insightful advice and helps me to think about things from other viewpoints and in a deeper way. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Written by J.O. on May 24, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Shannon has been an absolute joy to work with. She is always friendly, super easy to talk to and maintains a level of professionalism that I need in a therapist. She has a lot of experience which brings many great ideas into our talks. She has helped me through some pretty difficult stuff. Thank you, Shannon!

Written by A.L. on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I like that Shannon is compassionate and empathetic without being overly motherly; she validates my feelings, but then helps me move though them to a productive place. She is good at getting to the roots of things, and provides direction that feels purposeful and meaningful, which I appreciate. I do want to use this place as a means of self-expression, but I like that Shannon also understands that I want to “get to work” and not only talk about things, but also accumulate skills and strategies to help me move forward. In essence, I like knowing that Shannon will hear me AND help me with her training and perspective.

Written by S.A. on Apr 01, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really like Shannon as a counselor.

Written by D.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's great. Always responds quickly and gives me worksheets to work on. I really enjoy working with her. She always has great advice and cares.

Written by S.C. on Mar 21, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Only been a couple of sessions... but I can tell I will continue with her. She has a lot of experience and knows what she is doing. I am pretty impressed with this online platform... usually I’m for in person therapy.