Shannon Kilgore-Acker,Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Shannon Kilgore-Acker,Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor, Sex Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Addictions Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 109195
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: IN PERSON, phone & video sessions available.
SLIDING SCALE fee based off of income, willing to work with my clients on the fee, typical session starts at 150$ and up... Debt, Credit, Paypal, Venmo, cash & check...
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2030 East Fourth Street
Suite # C-232
Santa Ana, California 92705

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My Approach to Helping

IN PERSON, phone & video sessions available.

Specialize in: Relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, trauma, life transitions, and abuse (domestic, childhood & sexual). Finding a new perspective on life.....

HAPPINESS...What is happiness? At times, despite all your efforts, it may seem like things do not work out the way we have intended. Life is not always easy. We all face struggles every day. As a counselor, my goal is to help you reach the level of happiness YOU deserve!

There may become a time when just going through the motions of everyday life, just does not work anymore. Happiness is out there, but grasping it has not been possible. Achieving the happiness you deserve, is one of my primary goals as a counselor.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Change is one of the hardest things that a person can go through. Especially an internal change. I see my clients as brave and strong by knowing that they are seeking therapy to help better their lives by changing aspects of their life that are not working.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    IN PERSON, phone & video sessions available. Trained in EMDR

    My specialties are; relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, trauma, life transitions, and abuse (domestic, childhood & sexual). Find a new perspective of life. My goal is to provide you a safe and confidential space to help you learn coping skills to utilize in moments of stress helping you manage life easier. Also, helping people find ways to reduce the effects of stress, anxiety, depression and other issues that plague us on a daily basis.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Identity 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

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