Susan Shanks


Susan Shanks


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Pastoral Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 6311-125
Secondary Credential: LCPC - 180.0010588
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Alliance PPO
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Dean Health Plan
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Meridian Health Plan
  • Molina
  • Optum Health
  • The Alliance
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • WPS
Evening Availability


1209 17th Ave
Monroe, Wisconsin 53566
5508 Clayton Circle
Roscoe, Illinois 61073

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My Approach to Helping

Compassionate, understanding, caring, genuine, knowledgeable, and experience is what every person who seeks a therapist should find in their therapist. Those words describe my style of relating as a therapist. My life experience as a mother and from a middle class working family has shaped who I am as a therapist. I became a mental health counselor after realizing the importance of having a therapist who truly wanted to assist in making positive changes in life. It is my belief that our behaviors are shaped by our thoughts and feelings. Change is difficult and requires persistent hard work with a dedicated therapist. I am dedicated to every person who wants help. I will be dedicated to you in your therapy process.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is a private practice located in the heart of rural Wisconsin. I choose the location of Monroe Wisconsin because I share a love for farming. I grew up on a dairy farm and still have connections in the dairy farming industry. I can relate to the struggles of the people in this community.

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

Going to see a therapist takes courage and desire to improve ones self. It is scary and unsettling to ask for help. Many believe a therapist will judge. A good therapist will never judge. The person that goes to a therapist is to be looked up to because it takes courage to ask for help and to accept help. The result of therapy is to become the person who you were created to be.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Self-Confidence
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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