Shannon is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in treating substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and trauma. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Shannon moved to upstate New York as a young adult to attend Skidmore College where she received a B.S. in Dance and Social Work. She received her MSW in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming from Columbia University in 2018 where she was awarded the Linda and Peter Hoffman Writing Award. Her MSW field practicum took place at the domestic violence agency Sanctuary for Families.
Shannon’s career in treating substance use began while working at an OASAS facility in rural upstate NY; she became interested in how people are quick to turn to ineffective coping skills to self-medicate, often because it’s the best way they know how. Here, Shannon decided to dedicate her career to anti-racist, trauma-informed clinical work, inspired by the individuals she met. Since then, Shannon has worked in intensive outpatient and outpatient levels of care in NYC.
Shannon is formally trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for trauma and has additional training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavioral Tech, and the Gottman Method for couples therapy. Shannon is always eager to learn new and improved evidence-based interventions to help heal people stuck in pain, heartache, and grief.
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