Sometimes the most painful part of depression isn’t being unhappy, but being unproductive. I help people overcome the mental blocks and low-energy states that are preventing them from being active, getting things done, or taking control of their lives, and help people in their search for fulfilling work that supports them.
In the past, I’ve helped clients who were struggling to find direction become CEOs and Directors of Development. I’ve helped a mother feeling trapped in her little room at home start a singing career. I’ve helped computer programmers deal with inner turmoil that was preventing them from getting work done. I’ve helped clients overcome procrastination and get to work on starting their own businesses. More recently, I’ve learned that I have a talent for working with people who are depressed. I’ve had several clients make huge progress working with me as a counselor who had not had success overcoming their depression working with therapists or coaches in the past.
I’m a certified life coach, and my main practice is Internal Family Systems. IFS views the mind as a collection of parts all with their own agendas, and through counseling helps you empathize with these parts, talk to them, find out what they want, and help them achieve it in a way that helps you. It’s the most powerful method I’ve found for getting to the root of problematic thought patterns and changing them.
I work over the phone, skype, and in person.
Client Success Stories:
When I started with her, I had already been in therapy on and off for about 30 years. I’m 42 and I never felt that anyone helped me … The way I describe myself now is depression 0. I can’t recommend her highly enough or thank her enough as I hope she knows. Read the full transcript
I was so depressed that I just have trouble getting out of bed every morning and not just getting out of bed like “Oh, I’m tired”… My happiness level has gone up and my ability to get stuff done, be it stuff for the job that I can earn money, or just stuff that my life has gone up … When I started talking to you and like a month or so before that or even a few months before that, if I compare the amount of work that I was getting done at any given week, that the amount that I’m getting done now, it’s not quite double but it’s more than half again. Read the full transcript
The first and most important part that improved was the mood. It was really noticeable. What surprised me the most about Shannon’s counseling was how quickly my sleep cycles improved. Before I slept 12 hours a day and several times a day, but now, it’s back to 8 hours approximately and I only sleep during nights. Read the full transcript
After working with Shannon, I saw a large improvement in my actual implementation of things I said I was going to do.
Life coaching with Shannon has helped immensely in many areas, including my career, relationships, time management, health, and long-term planning. Shannon helps me focus on and prioritize my goals, providing an outside perspective and enabling me to step away from day-to-day concerns and see the bigger picture. In addition to guiding me to greater reflection and clarity in my own thoughts and actions, I’ve found Shannon to be very knowledgeable in a diverse range of topics, from meditation to economics to non-violent communication techniques, and many others. Life coaching has been invaluable in living a more exciting, fulfilling, successful and goal-directed life, and I strongly recommend Shannon’s coaching to anyone.
Thank you Shannon, you’re so compassionate its amazing. I’m so glad I found you. I’ve worked with a lot of people in the compassion field, and none of them are as compassionate as you.
Details of the Recommendation: “Thank you so much for helping me navigate the past several months! Looking back on our work, I managed to achieve quite a lot in a rather short amount of time. I’m now:
* 10 lbs lighter, signed up for insurance, and generally in better health
* Hired to do my dream job
* Published in a peer-reviewed academic journal
* Writing for a popular tech magazine
* Done writing my first million words(!)
* And having more success in several personal relationships
Thanks for helping me chart out and achieve such ambitious goals. I might not have any of these things if we hadn’t worked together.
Having Shannon as my life coach has greatly helped me in both my professional and personal lives. I was skeptical of life coaching at first, but now I can’t imagine doing without Shannon’s help in working through my challenges at work and at home.