Shannon King PsyD, Psychotherapy in West Amherst, New York, 14228

Shannon King

PsyD

Shannon King

PsyD

Professions: Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
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: First 30 minute initial consult is free in order for you to get a feel for the practice and decide if this is a right fit for you! Each session is $150therapeutic hour, without Out of Network Benefits. We can discuss billing details at the first session or via phone.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1416 Sweet Home Rd
Suite 3
Amherst, New York 14228

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My Approach to Helping

Growing evidence supports that the mind influences physical health by affecting the way we experience medical symptoms. My goal is to help individuals understand the significance of the mind-body connection to promote overall health and wellbeing. I will offer support by walking alongside you in your personal journey as you learn to adjust and cope with both acute and chronic health-related concerns, depression, anxiety, loss, interpersonal challenges, and trauma.
My specialty is health psychology, assisting individuals who are establishing their "new normal," and developing ways to cope with their physical and emotional stressors. I trained at Erie County Medical Center, in rehabilitation psychology and integrative medicine for 3 years gaining experience with a variety of physical concerns and mental health diagnoses.
Facing a chronic illness or disability often feels overwhelming and isolating, but I am here to help you on your journey as you learn to navigate and adapt to life change, both good and bad. Please call or email for a free initial consultation to see if this is a good fit for your needs.

More Info About My Practice

It is my mission to work with you to establish goals and offer support as you navigate your journey with whatever challenges or concerns you are facing.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

Finding the right fit? with your therapist is essential for a successful therapeutic experience. It is important to me that you feel comfortable and we are on the same page; therefore, I will always elect your feedback. Therapy is a dynamic process of give and take.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I practice as a generalist working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, and general psychosocial stressors. My speciality is healthy psychology which includes adjustment to chronic illness and disability, as well as coping skills training. I am familiar working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, MS, renal disease, cardiovascular concerns, and seriousterminal illness.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Love
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Types of Therapy

  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
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