Hi, I'm Shannon.
Champion of the Human Spirit.
Navigating my way along the waves of life, I have had a phenomenal support system. Some of the waves have been big and rough. I'm profoundly grateful for the family, friends, teachers, professors, ministers, counselors, and special others who have helped shape me into the person I am today. (That person is both solid and sometimes messy.)
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 practical therapy training at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Go Jackets!) where I spent nearly twenty years working as an academic advisor, coach, and counselor. At Tech, I also was certified to facilitate QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide-Prevention training. Before my work in education and mental health care, I 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 relationships 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 have also supervised 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 teenage daughter and husband, travel (especially internationally), read fiction, watch college basketball, cuddle with our sweet Bichon Frise puppy, craft, participate in a crossword league, hang out with my church family, conquer escape rooms, and eat yummy food.
My official credentials are held in the state of Georgia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC 005067).
I view myself most simply as a Champion of the Human Spirit.
Please contact me to discuss whether we might be a good fit to work together.