My Approach to Helping
My name is Shannon. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2012. I received my Master of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University. I have over 10 years of experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who had experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is culturally respectful and inclusive, reflective, empathic, and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not believe in projecting judgment or stigmatizing labels. During sessions, I will use cognitive-behavioral, motivational dialogue, person-centered, and solution-focused interventions. Importantly, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to be specific to your unique needs.
Taking the first steps to explore counseling is inspiring and takes courage. I pride myself on creating a safe and supportive space where a person can be listened to, have their emotions validated and not be judged. I look forward to working with you!