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Dr. Shannon Howard, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." Such a true statement! Many of us have to "work with the cards we're dealt," even when those cards leave us feeling as if we have very few choices, and as if we have no control of our lives, but, isn't, "Life what you make it"? With that said, are you happy with life? Are you struggling with the chocolates in your box, or cards dealt to you? I welcome the opportunity to offer new perspectives, that could assist in resulting in more life satisfaction!

I am an owner of a private practice AND co- owner managing partner of a group practice in Maryland. I am full-time psychotherapist, author & Dating/Relationship Coach:
Services offered include individual & family and couples counseling. Additionally, I have extensive training and specialization in trauma related to PTSD, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.

Our thriving outpatient mental health group practice where we serve private commercial insurance clients in located in Southern Maryland and is currently virtual due to our current pandemic. I added B.H. to expand my service across the teen, LGBTQIA+, and couples community platforms. Because of my existing practice, times on this scheduling platform are accurate and up to date. Due to the nature of this scheduling platform and the HIGH demand for my services, I cannot offer times outside of what is listed on my scheduler. I am currently accepting prospective clients for VIDEO SESSIONS ONLY. For legality purposes I do not conduct therapy via telephone or texting, however we can use the messaging platform before we meet virtually, during and in between sessions.

My Pronouns are she, her and Dr. Howard. Please be mindful as I am not on a first name basis professionally, thus Dr. Howard is best preferred.

Whatever the area you are willing to target in order to gain new perspective, heal or to become empowered, I welcome the opportunity to serve.

Looking forward to your requests!

TO AVOID INTERRUPTIONS of SESSIONS, PLEASE BE SURE TO BE PHYSICALLY IN DC OR MD AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENTS. I DO NOT HOLD LICENSES IN ANY OTHER STATES AT THIS TIME. If you are on vacation or outside of either of these states, we will have to reschedule your appointment until you are in DC or MD. Thank you for abiding by this request. Dr. Howard

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

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Best Therapist ever

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Howard's professional manner and easy to talk with. I am very pleased with our first session.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders

I always feel 100 times better after my sessions with Dr. Howard. There’s always a take away for me as I continue to work on myself. She’s helps my journey.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Howard is AMAZING! Exceptional listener and truly objective. I am better because of working with Dr. Howard.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coaching

I had a great experience with Dr. Howard. She was very helpful to me throughout our sessions. Unfortunately, I was unable to continue due to finances, but I highly recommend her!

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Well versed in many areas. Respectful, personable, and intentional.

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes