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Shannon Young, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 20 years experience working with adults, couples, and families in various settings. I have been in private practice since 2004. I have 2 offices and a solid following of many long and short term clients. I graduated in 1995 with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and completed a 2 year certification training in Gestalt Therapy.

We all struggle with life transitions such as developmental changes and challenges within self, family, relationships, divorce and professional challenges. Some have issues with depression, anxiety, trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, or relationship issues. I believe that therapy offers healing, growth, and clarity for clients as they courageously decide to work in a safe and confidential arena. I strive to create a warm, trusting and positive therapeutic relationship where the most difficult and personal things can be comfortably explored and understood. I believe that each of us has the ability for growth; I enjoy being a guide in that process while supporting one's expressions, values and behaviors. I utilize a variety of therapeutic orientations, all solution focused. My professional style tends to be warm and interpersonal, while rooted in evidence based practice. I work to sculpt therapy to meet each individual in their unique situation and goals.

Outside of my professional life I enjoy spending time with my family. I am a single mother to 3 stunning young men and a beautiful golden retriever, who is a huge source of support in our home. We all enjoy the outdoors, sports and time on the beach as well as the mountains. We are blessed to have access to so many beautiful surroundings that allow us to converge with nature and practice mindfulness and self care. These are tenants that I bring to my professional work as well.

I appreciate the courage it takes to make this first step. I look forward to working with you on your journey towards living with your best intentions guiding you towards more peace, comfort and happiness.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

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Very knowledgeable therapist, I am very confident in her abilities, she has helped me through a very difficult period.

Written on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I know it has been only one session but Shannon being here just to listen to me, has been helpful already. More than you know!

Written on Feb 01, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Shannon is a wonderful counsellor. I worked with her briefly but in the short span of time I feel like I really developed a connection with her. She is deeply understanding and compassionate and is great at not only listening but providing constructive feedback and insight. She has helped me work through both new and old traumas and I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Written on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shannon is extremely competent and invested in her work with her patients. She is a fantastic listener and has a lot of compassion while dealing with your problems. She looks at things from a different perspective and guides you safely through your thought process. I highly recommend choosing to work with her.

Written on Nov 06, 2019 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes