Shannon Dameron

(LISW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #007271 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Shannon has been instrumental in my recovery. Never judging and always finding the positive without justification of negative things.

Written by R.E. on Mar 30, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

A great counsellor that reaches out and listens to me, and always very prompt in responding.

Written by Y.A. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by H.O. on Mar 14, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She has been a great sounding board for me....without her help, I would pulling my hair out (not really, but figuratively)....

Written by T.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Shannon for 4 weeks

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.

Written by Y.U. on Dec 25, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Shannon is a warmed-hearted professional, great at listening and changing my perspectives for the better. Thank you !

Written by J.E. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Shannon makes me feel heard and supported even though we mainly communicate through messaging and chat (my choice).

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by K.E. on Jun 23, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life change

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.

Written by A.L. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by K.R. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.O. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.I. on Apr 19, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very helpful and down to earth.

Written by B.R. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by K.O. on Apr 05, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by C.A. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by D.O. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by C.H. on Feb 22, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by K.E. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!!