Frequently Asked Questions

What specific training approaches do you use?

I personally believe (and research has shown) that the most important factor in predicting success in therapy is relationship with the therapist, not training or modality. While training and licensure is important, it's just as important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable with! That being said, I have specialized training in:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT Therapy)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT Therapy)
  • FOCUS for families, a resiliency model for families overcoming trauma related experiences under stress
  • Functional Family Therapy, a strengths based model based on acceptance and respect for high risk youth and their families
  • Working with both survivors and perpetrators of violence including DV and CSEC.

How much does a session cost?

Working with An Associate:

Individual Therapy (50 minutes) – $140
Relationship Therapy (50 minutes) – $160

Sliding Scale Available per request

Work with Shannon:

Individual Therapy (50 minutes) – $175
Relationship Therapy (50 minutes) – $225
Family Therapy (50 minutes)- $225

What about a sliding scale?

We offer limited sliding scale slots for folks with financial hardship on a case by case basis. For more information please email

Do you accept my insurance?

For ethical reasons and because we choose to prioritize ensuring high quality client care, we are not in network with insurance companies. If you prefer to use insurance, We provide a superbill for reimbursement. The way this process works is you would pay for the session up front and then We'd give you a form to submit to insurance to get paid back. Some of our clients get reimbursement if they have a PPO, but insurance can be tricky and HMO's don't always have the same benefits so we always encourage you to reach out and double check OON (out of network provider) benefits to be sure. Another good option some folks find helpful is using FSA/HSA funds for fees.

Are you going to try and trap me in therapy forever?

No! Our goal as your therapist is to put myself out of a job and see you succeed. Therapy is an excellent tool that is always there for you to come back to but the ultimate goal is for you to learn the skills and gain the support that you can use to navigate through issues without a weekly therapist! Some people may see therapists as mechanics where you bring in your car every time there is an issue. A better way to use that analogy would be to consider that your car has broken down but your therapist has given you the tools to understand what the car is needing, have put in preventative measures to take care of the car, be prepared in your toolkit for how to address the problem, and feel confident in yourself and your ability to fix up the car on your own!