- Anxiety Treatment
- Career Counseling
- Chronic Illness Counseling
- Couples Therapy
- Depression Treatment
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
- Grief Counseling
- Life Transitions Counseling
- Marriage Counseling
- OCD Treatment
- Parenting Skills & Support
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Counseling
- Stress Management
- Therapy for Women
- Trauma & PTSD Treatment
- Work Stress & Burnout Syndrome
- Young Adult Therapy
I have alongside friends and family, experienced dramatically, the physical, mental, and financial hardships of Covid. I have lost my home in one of Texas’s natural disasters. I have endured severe trauma and have experienced incredible beauty amidst terror. I understand that life is an intersection of it all.
Throughout, I have found that the way we respond, the way we answer the call, the way we fashion our stories, the way we tell ourselves stories in our own heads, creates who we are.
These stories in turn, create our reality, create our life, and affect our health. It can be done on our terms. It can be authentic. It can be real. It can be beautiful. In the field of clinical mental health counseling, we call this Narrative Therapy.
Shannon's Other Specialities
Also at the heart of my counseling philosophy is the concept of Relational Cultural Theory, the idea that “relational resilience involves movement toward mutually empowering, growth-fostering connections in the face of adverse conditions and traumatic experiences.” (Duffey, T., & Somody, C., 2011). In other words, as a clinical mental health counselor, I believe it is my honor to walk alongside you on your journey in a spirit of deep respect as you create your story.
Amidst the twists, the unpredictability, the pain, the anxiety, the trauma, the hopelessness, the grief, and the loss, you and I can together find the miracles, the goodness, the opportunities, the new relationships, and the hope.
As it all converges, the infinite good and bad, we can make it work. Sometimes, in the best moments, we can make it better than it would have been, had it not all happened. Sometimes, we even can arrive at an unfathomable place of thanksgiving for it all.
Always, I promise you, hand in hand, you and I can find the beauty, even when the pain feels unendurable.
And on the easier days, I am here to share in your relief, in your joy.
Whether it is individual or couples, whether it is Covid life-rebuilding or processing, trauma, wellness, career or life challenges, shifts, workplace stress or dysfunction, counseling issues related to college, loss of home, health, or family, together, we will process it all. We will shape it into a narrative you are proud of, a narrative of who you are, a story of your strength. With the right help, and a lot of love, care, patience, and time, your story, your reality, your life, your truth, more and more each day, can be unimaginatively beautiful, meaningful, and fulfilling.
More About Shannon
In my free time, I love to laugh and binge watch TV with my husband, enjoy Houston’s fantastic restaurants with my friends, cook at home for my family, and to run marathons with my three daughters.
History And Qualifications
After twenty-five years in higher education, first as a graduate student, then as a Ph.D. tenured professor, and finally as a university administrator, I am honored now to be training under the supervision of Diana Cabrera-Stewart at Eddins Counseling Group while studying in the counseling program at the Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Graduate Degree: PhD - English
Counselor Affiliations: Master's in Counseling (in progress)
What Clients Are Saying
Shannon Makes Me Feel Seen and Heard
Shannon is a fantastic counselor and makes me feel seen and heard. So glad I started doing this work with her. It is a part of a large life change for me. I would also like to give credit to the phone operator who answered my initial call and suggested Shannon as a good fit after I described my current situation and mental state. It sets this counseling company higher than the rest to get specific recommendations instead of constantly rolling the dice with new therapists on a cold call basis.