Shannon Hock MA, LPC, Counseling in Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Shannon Hock

MA, LPC

Shannon Hock

MA, LPC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

500 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1530
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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My Approach to Helping

Shannon sees her relationship with her clients as the most important component of effective therapy. In a trusting and safe space, she and her clients collaborate to understand the client’s needs. She believes in empowering her clients through open, honest communication and discussions about the counseling process. She hopes to create a bold space where clients can feel vulnerable, try new things, and talk openly. She makes clients feel accepted, not judged.

Shannon understands that counseling can be uncomfortable. She also believes in its value, and knows how rewarding it can be. She brings humor to each session, and is prepared to do the hard work with her clients.

While using different approaches with each client based on their needs, she sees a strength-based approach as central. Everyone brings strengths to treatment. These strengths can help them succeed. The decision to seek treatment is a sign of strength and the willingness to change. This desire is a driving force behind treatment. Shannon uses it to build courage and access other vital skills.

More Info About My Practice

Shannon is experienced with a range of clients, ages, and backgrounds. She sees counseling as an ongoing adventure, whether working with children or adults. Nurturing a relationship and investing in someone else’s life is an honor. She strives to work as hard as her clients do as they jointly navigate the process.

Shannon’s orientation is eclectic, using elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, trauma-informed counseling, strengths-based and person-centered therapy, expressive therapy, and others. Each client is different. Shannon believes that no single approach can address everyone’s needs. When clients are willing to be flexible, open, and honest, Shannon believes she should show them the same respect by tailoring her style to their needs.

Shannon is an Adler University graduate. She holds a masters in mental health counseling from Adler’s CACREP-accredited program. She also received domestic violence training from the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Prevention Board. She has worked in a range of settings, including outpatient, inpatient, intensive outpatient (IOP), forensic, and partial hospitalization (PHP) settings. She is experienced with individual, group, and family therapy.

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

Depression, Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Impulsivity, ADHD, Behavioral Disorders, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Dual-Diagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Personality Disorders, Academic Underachievement, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Family Conflict, Relationship Issues (peers, significant others, partners, etc.), Dissociative Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Trauma, Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, psychological, etc.), Autism Spectrum, Identity Issues, LGBTQ issues, Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence, Career Counseling, Grief, Life-change/ Adjustment Issues, Life Coaching, Racial Identity, Thought Disorders, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dependency and Co-Dependency, Men's and Women's Issues, Issues of Childhood and Adolescence, Coping Skills, Body Image, Parenting. Couples Counseling, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Elders

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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