Shannan Sonnicksen


Shannan Sonnicksen


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS23976
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $150 per individual session
$60 per group session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a psychotherapy practice for individual adults. You may be seeking ways to cope more effectively with life transitions, relationship difficulties, and with challenging situations. A major part of this process is learning as much as possible about yourself and about the challenge you are facing. Another part is increasing your resilience in dealing with life's uncertainties. You may have acquired thoughts or behaviors over the years that worked well in the past, but are now interfering with your ability to reach your full potential.

I provide a safe place for you to engage in creative problem-solving, learn practical skills to use every day, and broaden your perspective on challenges and traumatic events. I may use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, or educational approaches to help you reach your goals.

I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey. We can work collaboratively toward your goals in a way that strengthens your grit and resilience, as these traits are strong predictors of success in an unpredictable world. Results can include a greater sense of personal integrity, and maximizing authenticity in your relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Adult Children of Narcissistic Families Support Group: A support group for those who have experienced a marked absence of empathy and emotional neglect within their families of origin. This is an opportunity to 1) learn more about narcissistic dynamics and its impact, 2) receive support from others who grew up in similar families, and 3) acquire the skills to recognize, cope with, and avoid these dynamics in your adult relationships. FULL-please call for waitlist

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Adult Children of Narcissistic Families, Emotional Neglect in Childhood, Codependency

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult Children of Narcissistic Families, Coping with Passive-Aggressive Behavior-Hidden Anger, Codependency, Emotional Neglect in Childhood

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic

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