Jackie Shannon, LMFT, CADC III

Hello! My name is Jackie Shannon and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor III. Well before I pursued a formal education in Marriage and Family Therapy, I felt a strong pull to support individuals in addressing some of life’s most difficult challenges. In 2004, I supported the start-up of a grassroots organisation and proceeded to work in community mental health settings. For nearly 20 years I have worked with adults and teens experiencing mood, anxiety and addictive disorders. Since my initial introduction to the field of addiction and mental health I have worked to refine my skill set. Over the past 5 years I have spent a significant amount of time working in leadership to guide and train those developing clinical skills. I have recently returned to pursue that which I am most passionate about, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families seeking support and change.

I make use of humanistic and existential approaches through a variety of experiential modalities. By creating a safe space for individuals to experience the discomfort of life’s challenges, I support individuals in developing relationship through trust, empathy, direct and candid inquiry, and down to earth humor. I encourage intuitive exploration through integrating talk therapy with present moment awareness. Through therapeutic collaboration, individuals gain greater access to insight, motivation and empowerment thus improving the way that they see and experience the world. I am a passionate and experienced therapist and have been told I bring sensitivity, humor, keen attentiveness, and enthusiasm to my work. I specialize in working with transitional age youth, adults, families and couples. I welcome the opportunity to serve people from all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, abilities, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and am inclusive of all people without judgement.

I provide family, couples and individual therapy (16 and up) to those who may be experiencing:

  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Related Issues
  • Advance Care Planning Concerns
  • Anxiety, Panic, and Chronic Worry
  • Caregiver Burden/Burnout
  • Co-Parenting Difficulties
  • Depression, Bipolar and other Mood Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Family Challenges
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Job Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Workplace Stress
  • Self Esteem Struggles
  • Spiritual and or Cultural Stress

Education

University of Phoenix: MS, Counseling Psychology, 2016

San Diego State University: BA, Psychology, 2013

OR MFT License Number: T1773

CA MFT License Number: 116706

OR CADC III Certificate Number: 20-R-29

Jacqueline Shannon, LMFT, CADC III

Pronouns: She/her/hers