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Shannon Hautala, LPCC

Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Self esteem Coaching
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About me

I am licensed in Kentucky with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with high stress careers/front line workers, addictions, PTSD/ trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & LGBTQ related issues. I meet my clients where they are at to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

KY LPCC 270756


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shannon Hautala. 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.


Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and adhd

Shannon Hautala is very easy to talk to and relatable. She is extremely knowledgeable and has given me a lot of resources in the areas where I'm struggling. I feel better than I have in a long time, and I'm very grateful.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only met with Shannon twice now for a session, and both have been really great! I feel like I’m talking to an actual human, who cares about my problems. She always responds to my messages and journals in a timely manner, and gives me helpful videos to watch in my free time. Highly recommend!

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Shannon is a really good listener and is able to help me see what I need to do to improve my circumstances. She has helped me through a difficult time and helped me find the tools and the momentum to figure out my next steps.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Shannon is incredible. I felt emotionally stuck and depressed when I came to her. After talking and encouraging words, incredible insight and a direction to move forward to I feel proud how feel and what I found out about myself.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Shannon has been great with me. She's a great listener and very respectful. She has not judged me and has given me tools to help with what I'm dealing with

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching