Christina Ford-Shannon


Christina Ford-Shannon


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 0904008830
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Manassas, Virginia 20109
Manassas, Virginia 20110

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Virginia with 16 years working with people navigating a variety of life circumstances. I enjoy 1:1 therapy using various therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and interpersonal therapy techniques to equip clients with better problem solving, stress management and coping skills.
I have a passion for working with teenage clients experiencing depression, anxiety and anger management issues. I provide a therapeutic platform where the teenage client can ventilate their feelings in a neutral space but also expect gentle confrontation to develop deeper insight into their thinking and behavior patterns. My work with this population has encompassed identifying healthy ways to interact with oneself in addition to peer groups, family and school systems.
For the last 6 years, I have developed a commitment to older adults (55 years and older) and persons with chronic illnesses. Consistent themes of treatment with aging and chronically ill clients include loss of independence, cognitive and physical decline, trauma and social isolation. The goals of treatment relate to examining one’s life purpose, resolving crises and grief in addition to increasing empowerment and autonomy. I also work with caregivers of all ages on acknowledging strain and stress and devising strategies to achieve balance while juggling various life roles.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy

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