Soul Counseling with Shannon
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Yoga was introduced to me as a "science of the mind." I started teaching yoga in 2014 and found flexibility of the physical body mirrors mental and emotional health. My academic backgrounds are in Kinesiology, Psychology, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I started treating clinical mental health conditions as a Student Therapist in 2020. I focus on self-care, self-love, and holistic well-being by utilizing an integrative counseling/coaching approach - a cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic perspective (existentialism, mindfulness-based, person-centered, somatic) with instruction on self-care activities. I specialize in life purpose, career change, negative self-talk, familial trauma, relationship and intimacy issues, anger, communication difficulties, energetic blockages, low self-worth, self-care activities, mindfulness, shadow work, inner child work, and spirituality.
Movement is a form of medicine and healing. Upon earning my B.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology, I learned the impact of physical activity on mental health. I also learned about the benefits of mindful movement practices like yoga and meditation on mental health when completing my first Yoga Teacher Training during undergraduate studies. I started working in the mental health field in 2017 and after two years working as a mental health technician, I pursued my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in hopes of a becoming a holistic psychotherapist. During my second yoga teacher training, I became certified in Reiki I. Then eventually completed Reiki II training in 2017. The idea of "finding your inner healer" as I embarked on a mental health journey on personal and professional levels inspired me to become a holistic mental health and wellness counselor/coach. The participation in my shadow work and healing helped me develop the tools and skills to assist children, adolescents, and adults in their self-healing, wellness, and mental health journey.
The intake is completed through virtual chat where clients are asked a series of questions to see how I can best help them with their life and wellness concerns.
It's important to remember that inner work is a process. Be sure that you are able to trust the process and also the person you decide to work with in order to facilitate your healing journey.