Shanna Willner


Shanna Willner


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPCC - 6391
Secondary Credential: LPC - 72767


Santa Barbara, California 93101
Austin, Texas 78757

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My Approach to Helping

I help clients find relief from what hurts, and shift towards greater life satisfaction. I work with trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, abuse, medical & accident histories, and attachment disruption. I also work with life transition, habit change, and aspirational goals. I bring compassion, curiosity, and acceptance to my work, and combine creativity with information and evidence-based tools. Together, we explore how memories, emotional patterns, body experience, thoughts, and behavioral habits can be changed, updated, and released so the individual is free to align behavior to intention and live a more satisfying life.

I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Breathwork, Meditation, behavioral tools, and project management. I work in a collaborative way within a framework based on attachment theory, psychodynamic conversation, somatic and bio-psychology, and holistic practice. .

I am committed to helping clients clear patterns that have been obstacles to life satisfaction and self-defined progress.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with individuals who have anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, medical trauma, personality disorder, abuse, and bio-psychological issues including insomnia, migraine and headache, and autoimmune issues. I also focus on life transition, transformation, and habit change.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Incest
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Panic
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatization

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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