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Shannon Powe-Saunders, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania with over 18 years of experience in the helping profession. I began my career as a Mental Health/Substance Use Case Manager, where I linked individuals who were diagnosed with a mental health or substance use disorder to needed resources in their community. After completing my masters degree in Community Counseling, I began to counsel various individuals and families who experienced issues with: depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems, substance use/dependency and other life issues and events.
I am a warm, relatable person who believes that each person is currently on their own life's journey. During that journey we experience things that can be pleasant as well as things that can be painful. Therapy/counseling can help serve as a guide to help us navigate those unpleasant moments and painful experiences. Respect and empathy are my guiding principles. My therapeutic approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Psycho-Dynamic and Humanistic Therapy with Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Thinking concepts and techniques.
Taking the first steps toward change can be difficult at times. If you are ready to begin the journey of healing and positive change I am here to support and encourage you.
I look forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , 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, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

PA LPC PC009256


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

Shannon is the best therapist I've worked with. She's amazing. I looked forward to talking to her every week. She helped me a lot.

Written on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shannon has been very helpful over the past few months. She creates a safe space to share your experiences and thoughts. She helped me create goals and challenged me.

Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I look forward to my video calls with Shannon every week! She starts every session asking how I’m doing and asks “where do I want to start?” I feel safe to express exactly what I’m thinking and feeling, and that’s made this therapy process such a gift! As challenging as it can be at times, I know Shannon will be there, encouraging me every step of the way!

Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

It's still early in my experience so far but Shannon has been so approachable, a calm listener, sets reasonable goals for me, and puts humor into our sessions. I look forward to talking with her more.

Written on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties