Degree: Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Masters Clinical Mental Health, CAADC
Do you struggle to find your place in life or feel overwhelmed by life’s challenges? Well, you are not alone. Life is a journey that consists of many road blocks, dead ends, and stops along the way that could detour your desired path and send you on a route that you were not mentally prepared for. This may leave you feeling stagnant and isolated, and may bring your total overall well being down, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. My name is Shannon White, and I am a mental health therapist with a desire to help others find their place in life to support a sense of belonging. The first steps to approaching any problem is being honest enough with yourself to recognize that there is a problem, being courageous enough to reach out for help, and being committed enough to work through the challenges along the way to reach your destination. As a Navy veteran, I learned a lot about patience and values, both of which can be effective in steering you back in the right direction on your path with discipline and hard work. The fact that you are reading this gives me great hope that you at least recognize the potential value that your life holds and are seeking to start taking actions to improve your mental health for the best outcome of your life. Change can be scary and challenging, but it defeats feeling stagnant, stressed, anxious, or depressed which may then leave you with feelings of low self esteem, insecurities, or other unwanted and unwarranted emotions. Mental health is health! Mental health is real! Meaning it is an important part of every stage of our life because it affects every aspect of our life. I’ve found that there is no one fit for all type of therapeutic approach, each person is unique, their story is their own and my approach will adapt to each individual’s distinctive situation. That is why I find taking an integrated approach which includes but is not limited to person centered therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. This permits flexibility and inclusiveness which will allow me to understand and customize a treatment that fits your personal needs and goals while yet being sensitive to any cultural diversities, fears, or concerns related to therapy that you may have. You are the driver in the seat on your journey, and utilizing Person Centered Therapy allows growth for you to build your self-worth and a greater ability to learn to trust yourself. Maybe being the driver sounds scary at first especially if it’s your driving that led you down paths you didn’t plan to take. Don’t be afraid, I also take that into consideration and have found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective in changing negative thinking to thinking that is healthy, supportive, and positive which ultimately gives you a sense of hope. Where there is hope, there is opportunity for change. As your therapist, I look forward to being by your side on your journey, motivating and equipping you with the necessary tools and skills to face the adversities and struggles of life and your uncomfortable place in it. Your journey is a unique process that will take time to work through but trust the process and know that you are worth it!
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