Shannan Sonnicksen,LCSW,MPH

Shannan Sonnicksen,LCSW,MPH

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: $165 per individual session
$75 per group session
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Berkeley, California 94705

My Approach to Helping

As a licensed psychotherapist, I work with those who are navigating current relationships and life events with overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, shame, and anxiety. They often have difficulty recognizing their strengths, which interferes with their ability to reach their full potential. Recovery from these patterns is possible. It involves an understanding of early life experiences, and a commitment to developing a more compassionate and realistic view of yourself, and of others. I'm fortunate to have over 20 years of experience providing a supportive and nonjudgmental space for growth in both mental health and medical settings.

Helping you to recognize and use your personal strengths is how I will support you. In our work together, we will engage in creative problem-solving, change unhealthy patterns, and broaden your perspective on your challenges. I am extensively trained in evidence-based, primarily cognitive-behavioral approaches to address anxiety, depression, and trauma.

I look forward to working collaboratively toward your goals in a way that strengthens your resilience, as this is a strong predictor of success in an unpredictable world. My hope is that you'll come away from our work together with a stronger sense of integrity and personal boundaries, capable of sharing your authentic self with others.

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

Anxiety, Shame, Adult Children raised in Narcissistic-Emotionally Limited Families, Codependency

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult Children of Narcissistic Families, Coping with Passive-Aggressive Behavior-Hidden Anger, Codependency, Emotionally Limited Family Structures

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

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