Shannon Cunningham

(LCSW)
Therapist Shannon Cunningham Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 9 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, and self esteem issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, both chronic and acute.

My counseling style is compassionate and goal-oriented. I believe everyone is as unique as their finger print, with a set of life experiences, physical makeup, and social dynamics that are completely one-of-a-kind and all deserving of respect and understanding. So I tend to not stick to one technique, but rather pull from a variety that best fits the individual needs and desires including cognitive behavioral, solutions focused, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy. I want to meet you where you are at and work together on solutions because we all need help at one point or another!

It it wonderful that you have taken the first step because it is not an easy one and you should be proud! Whenever you are ready, I would love to partner along side you and navigate whatever situation you are going through with kindness and determination.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW #34007462A (Expires: 2022-04-01)

LCSW #252789 (Expires: 2023-07-28)

LCSW #14777 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I'm thankful for the small amount of time I worked with Shannon. She was insightful and made sure I understood that she heard me.

Written by C.H. on Jul 06, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Shannon is absolutely wonderful. I always feel like I’m talking to one of my girl friends. I never feel like she’s judging me or thinks I’m doing something wrong. She is always just there to support me in whatever I choose to do while also providing guidance with compassion and intention. She acknowledges that I’m an adult who ultimately makes her own decisions and never has made me feel otherwise. I could go on and on about how much she has helped me, but I’ll spare you all the time and details and just say that she is the absolute best, and I have all the faith that she is more than equipped to support anyone who comes to her.

Written by K.A. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 months

Shannon is an excellent counselor. She helped me put my thoughts and concerns in a more logical way where I can feel my emotions yet problem solve/work through the different issues I was experiencing without overwhelming myself.

Written by B.E. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She is wonderful! I understand that she is in an extraordinary time in her life, and I respect that. She responds relatively quickly and can give me the answers I need. I wish her luck in the world with her family and appreciate the time she can spend with me.

Written by K.A. on Apr 30, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She is awesome , very professional ,ready to listen and understand you. She is very easy to talk to.

Written by A.L. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Shannon is respectful, kind and punctual with her responses. I’ve enjoyed talking with her for the short time I’ve had her as a counselor.

Written by M.A. on Apr 18, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I started betterhelp as a way for me to cope with my anxiety in an anonymous way that could be done through messages. Luckily, Shannon was available to do only messaging counseling which best fit what I was looking for from a therapist. In the meantime, she absolutely understands my anxiety and asks really insightful questions that allow her to better know me and the way my anxiety works. If you're shy like me and looking for counseling in a stress-free way, I would definitely recommend Shannon.

Written by S.H. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Shannon has really helped me during my grieving process. I am in a much better place than I was a couple of months ago because of her help and techniques she had given me to help me cope with my emotions.

Written by A.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Shannon is able to guide by listening to what is stated overtly and what is hidden within those statements. This leads to new perspective(s) and the tools necessary for gaining clarity. This epitomizes (for me) the purpose of counseling and Shannon excels at achieving this purpose.

Written by C.A. on Feb 15, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

I have loved our interactions. She has been a welcome party to my life!

Written by K.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Shannon is a GEM, y’all! She is the most down to earth caring counselor and I have been so blessed by my time with her over the last year!

Written by K.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Always super helpful and super easy to talk to. :)

Written by B.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I don’t have enough words to describe how amazing Shannon is. She truly saved me! I consider myself the luckiest person ever to have her as my therapist. Shannon is so sweet, caring, understanding and just the best! During sessions she always pays close attention to everything you have to say and let’s you let it all out. I love my sessions with her. She makes sure to do activities and provide therapy that works best with your personality. I wish everyone could have her as a therapist. I have grown so much since I started with her and I am in a much better state all around. I love her!

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and adhd

I received therapy from Shannon a while back, and have seen so much growth and progress in my personal life, so I decided to come back + continue therapy for now. She really knows how to ask the right questions, and is genuine, down to earth, and approachable, making therapy a good and helpful experience!

Written by V.A. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shannon is a good listener and gives the best advice, I’m honestly glad and happy she’s my therapist. She’s just amazing!

Written by S.T. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Shannon has been very helpful in helping me get through a challenging time in my life.

Written by T.I. on Sep 27, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

She is amazing and she really takes in to account what you’re going through especially in this climate we are in today. I feel confident that my needs are being met when it’s come down to our session and what we talk about. I really do recommend her expertise when it comes down to her counseling.

Written by K.R. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Shannon has been the best therapist ever! She is super responsive and genuinely cares about the clients she serves. She is extremely easy to talk to, and I look forward to live sessions each week! In the past, I used to be the type that would tell therapists, teachers, or anyone what I figured they would want to hear. For instance, if challenged me to try a new routine or task, in the past, I would have said I did it and it worked, but with Shannon, I know I can be honest. I love how she listens and empathizes with what I'm going through. It's hard to not question your sanity sometimes, but I always feel validated after sharing with her. I've had many different therapists in my life, and Shannon has been the best by far. God knew what he was doing when He led me to give her a chance. She is one of the most genuine people I know, and I will forever be thankful for her presence in my life! <3

Written by C.L. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Shannon Cunningham is an amazing therapist. I never feel judged when I talk to her, and I gain some much from the time I spend talking and sharing with her.

Written by R.O. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Shannon was extremely helpful in a very short period.

Written by D.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I'm so grateful to have Shannon as my therapist. I've only been meeting with her for a few weeks now and I've had so much progress. She's such a sweetheart and truly cares.

Written by O.L. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Shannon is awesome! She is very understanding and helpful.

Written by D.A. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

The first visit told me all I needed to know. Shannon is a GREAT listener, and sometimes that's what you need. A neutral listener. But she also is good at talking you through your feelings.

Written by L.U. on Apr 25, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

Super awesome!

Written by C.A. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shannon has been great, attentive and willing to help.

Written by C.A. on Nov 01, 2019 after counseling with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Shannon is a great counselor who responds quickly and is very helpful.

Written by J.O. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Shannon is a kind and compassionate human being. She's helped me out in such a short amount of time and anyone working with her would be in good hands.

Written by R.O. on May 24, 2019 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Shannon is a beacon of light and support in troubling times. She is an amazing active listener and is always open to hear about your concerns. I have much faith in her ability to conduct effective therapy and keep communication open and focused. I believe she would make a fantastic therapist to anyone seeking this service.