Hi, I'm Shannon.
Navigating my way along the waves of life, I have had a phenomenal support system. Family, friends, teachers, professors, ministers, counselors, and special others have all helped shaped me into the person I am today.
As a teenager, I had the opportunity to leave home early and attend the most unique high school at the North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics (Go Unicorns!). Then, I had the very good fortune to obtain my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). And I completed my Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University (Go Panthers!). Adding to my love of education (and sports!), I am grateful to have completed my masters and associate counselor training at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Go Jackets!) where I spent nearly twenty years working as an academic advisor, coach, and counselor. I also spent time in non-profit and corporate organizations. In all of these places, I connected with people who supported, inspired, and strengthened me personally and professionally.
I strive to be that kind of support for others. I enjoy being in relationship with people with a wide range of backgrounds, concerns, and stages of life. I thrive on sharing the energy, passion, exploration, and even the struggles of emerging adulthood with young people who are in the midst of their journeys. I focus on helping adolescents and adults with life transitions, anxiety, depression, career and interpersonal concerns, and wellness goals. I also supervise counselors-in-training for masters completion and Associate Professional Counselor (APC or LAPC) licensure. Inclusion for ALL people is a guiding principle.
To nurture my spirit, I love to be with my sweet daughter and husband, travel (especially internationally), read fiction, watch college basketball, cuddle with our Bichon Frise puppy (Zoe), craft, hang out with my church family, conquer escape rooms, and eat yummy food.
My official credentials are Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC 005067) and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS 551) in the state of Georgia. I view myself most simply as a champion of the human spirit.