My Approach to Helping
Hi, I'm Shannon. I am a licensed private-practice psychotherapist. I offer sessions in-office or through telehealth (with your own HIPAA secure client portal provided by the seamless Simple Practice EHR). My office is located in Marietta, Georgia.
I provide individual, couples and family therapy for those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management & more. As someone who values lifelong learning, I'm grateful to hold two master's degrees and currently am pursuing doctoral studies. This extensive training, coupled with years of practical experience, has instilled a deep appreciation for the complexities of the human experience and the skills necessary to help others navigate numerous challenges of life, achieve heartfelt goals of transformation and discover enhanced value in everyday connections.
I hold that each and every person has the potential to take action steps in the direction towards enhanced well-being. The guiding compass is loving choices that line up with a healthy understanding of the nature and power of loving relationships. How we relate to self, others and the world is critical. We're all in process, as is the world around us, so our focus is to find a healthy rhythm to our relationships. There are rarely quick fixes, but you’re not a machine that’s broken. You’re a person-in-process, with dreams, past pains, present predicaments and goals for building the best you possible. Dare to explore maybe one of the most incredible inroads to your growth or transformation - the therapeutic journey. To learn more, visit my website or connect via email.
More Info About My Practice
The easiest way to reach out is by sending an email with your contact info and inquiry. I typically can read through these by week's end, and we'll set up a time for an introductory call.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
Therapy is a collaborative process between you and your therapist, designed to empower you to accomplish mental health and wellness goals. We will get out of this process what we put into it. This means that for therapy to be effective, your (active) participation and follow-through are vital. In so many ways, therapy is not something simply to attend. It's a special place to experience catalyzing moments of insight that hopefully shed some light upon the next step towards building the person you want to become. What you will soon discover is that I love learning and growing with others. And I seem to have a knack for seeing incredible gifts and resiliency in persons and families that may be undervalued or not quite appreciated by others the way they should.
So, when you're in session with me, YOU have my full attention. I usually jot down some notes during our time together to help me remember salient features of your story; that which is important to you and your process. You may find it useful to take notes as well. Also, there will be some exercises, assigned readings, podcasts and the like, that I believe will help you outside the office. This affords you the opportunity to own your transformation in the sense that you're applying newfound skills to real-life situations. The aim is not simply the accrual of more information. The goal is that you learn to apply the new information to everyday life and relationships (this includes your connections with others but also concerning your sense of self); this is a quest towards healing, hope, and wholeness.