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Shannon Pena, LCMHC

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About me

My name is Shannon Pena. I am currently licensed in North Carolina as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and also as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have experience working with adolescents, children and adults with disability. However, my primary experience has been working with young adults. I also have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, and ADHD. My counseling experiences primarily include adjustment, normal situational, career, mild mental health, developmental issues, vocational and employment issues, behavioral issues, emotional and social issues.
There are many different theoretical approaches to counseling. In order to address the needs of differing individuals, counselors should learn to adapt and use the approach most appropriate for the situation as well as choose what works best for the client. My approach to counseling is person-centered and integrative. It is very important to me to look at everyone’s unique situation and circumstances when determining what approach to take. Although individual counseling experiences may vary, goals will be set and worked towards throughout our sessions. Homework may also be occasionally assigned. It is important that during our sessions you share open and honestly and contribute to the counseling experience.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Family Problems, Intellectual Disability, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy

License information

NC LCMHC 10731