I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, mentor and coach. I have worked with clients that present with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am also a certified instructor for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is a training provided to those interested in helping decrease the stigma associated with mental health.
My counseling style is eclectic. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LISW #007271 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
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First time I’ve ever felt comfortable in therapy in my entire life.
I’ve never had therapy before but if I’d known there were therapists out there as intelligent, caring and insightful as Shannon I would have done this a long time ago. She calls me out when it’s necessary as well! I have a fair amount to unravel and have a tendency to feel very overwhelmed at times. Shannon recognises that and ensures the pace is right for me to keep me moving forward without it being too much. A very skilled and experienced operator who has had a significant positive impact on my mental health already and continues to guide me through my journey with care and intelligence. I’m
not someone who trusts easily but after a relatively short space of time I can say I trust Shannon implicitly and feel very safe to open up. This makes the sessions and the overall journey a lot less intimidating and minimises the bumps along the way. Very kind and easy to bond with and talk to. Watch out for the killer questions though, she knows what she’s doing! :)
Shannon has been instrumental in my recovery. Never judging and always finding the positive without justification of negative things.
A great counsellor that reaches out and listens to me, and always very prompt in responding.
One thing that usually frustrates me about talking to people is that they are so quick to force their opinion on you or judge your situation - Shannon doesn't do that. Shannon's counselling is like she's holding up a great, big mirror. She asks me questions I never would have even thought to consider and she gently prompts me to acknowledge the signs my own mind is giving me. She helps me help myself is the best way to put it.
She has been a great sounding board for me....without her help, I would pulling my hair out (not really, but figuratively)....
I’ve been working with Shannon for a very small amount of time but as soon as we had our first conversation I felt heard and understood even when I have a hard time understanding myself. She truly is there for you and it feels so welcoming.
Shannon is a warmed-hearted professional, great at listening and changing my perspectives for the better. Thank you !
Shannon makes me feel heard and supported even though we mainly communicate through messaging and chat (my choice).
Shannon is very friendly and she’s also has a welcoming personality that makes it feels okay to open up to her and you can tell she listens to you and wants to help you. I would highly recommend her.
Shannon has been awesome! She’s direct with me and provides useful activities that help me work through my problems. I’ve really connected with her personality and approach.
Shannon has really helped me. She has taught me to reflect, change my thinking patterns, and see the positive. She understands what I need and how to help me. I am so much happier.
Shannon listens to all my concerns and sends helpful worksheets to help me through. She also understands the effect that the pandemic is having on her clients. Her compassion is amazing.
She really listens and tries to understand what you're going through. She asks questions all the time, and for me personally having an outsider perspective that actually cares about me, is really nice. I've had an easier time opening up to her rather than any other therapist I've been with. She's amazing.
Very helpful and down to earth.
Shannon is fantastic! She is very good at coming up with various resources specific to the issues I am currently dealing with in my life. She is a great listener and challenges my thought process. She seriously has been the best therapist I have ever worked with.
Shannon is amazing at listening and gives me advice for the things I seek. She respond thoroughly to any messages I send and makes sure that I'm satisfied with my counseling. My perspective has already shifted in the short time I've been with Shannon and that's all I can ask for.
Shannon is a wonderful counselor! She takes the time to discuss issues that are important to me, she asks great, thought-provoking questions, and she is a good listener. I feel comfortable sharing with her, and it’s helpful to have her support and insights.
Shannon is incredibly thoughtful and is able to find good solutions that have helped me with my problems! She also makes sure to always find time to set up live sessions that work with my schedule. Highly recommend.
Shannon has been very helpful and is very genuine. She made me feel very comfortable talking about my issues and gave me some good ideas to help with what I had going on.
Shannon is very helpful and understanding. She provided great insights and comments on my situation that were really helpful from our very first meeting, which definitely exceeded my expectations! She hits the nail on the head pretty often. Would highly recommend!!