Last edited 09/20/2023

Shannon Clay LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Shannon Clay Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. I work with you on healing and teach you how to consciously create a new version of yourself!

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Shannon Clay is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina with over 10 years of experience providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and teenagers embarking on their journey for healthier emotional well-being.Shehas provided therapeutic services to the mental health and substance abuse populations and builds collaborative relationships with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and life transitions. Shannon received her Bachelors in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University and her Masters's in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University. She believes that healing entails doing inner work as a therapist also and has dedicated her time to that so she can provide the best therapeutic experience to her clients. Shannon is experienced in addressing an array of mental health disparitiesof the underrepresented populations in the African American community. Shannon willwork with you on healing and teach you how to consciously create a new version of yourself. She utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, person-centered, solution-focused, and acceptance and commitment approaches in therapy. Although there is no one size fits all approach in counseling, Shannon has the ability to include creativity and awareness to best meet your needs. She also maintains a compassionate and empathetic approach to creating a judge-free zone for all clients. Wellness is about becoming conscious and finding out what works for you. This will require work and commitment. If you're ready to do the work, Shannon is ready to provide therapeutic guidance.




General Expertise



Aging related concerns

Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Blue Cross NC

Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$160
Marriage & Couples Counseling$160
Family Therapy$160
Group Therapy$160

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy


  • North Carolina, Licensed Professional Counselor, 9022


Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Webster University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Frequently Asked Questions About Shannon Clay, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shannon Clay, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Shannon Clay accepting new clients?

Yes, Shannon Clay is accepting new clients for online therapy in North Carolina and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, 3333 Wrightsville Ave Suite G112, Wilmington, NC, 28403.

Does Shannon Clay accept insurance?

Yes, Shannon Clay accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross NC, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Shannon Clay offer?

Shannon Clay offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Shannon Clay offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Shannon Clay offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wilmington, 3333 Wrightsville Ave Suite G112, Wilmington, NC, 28403.

Does Shannon Clay offer online therapy?

Yes, Shannon Clay offers online therapy via video sessions to people in North Carolina.

How quickly can I see Shannon Clay?

Shannon Clay typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shannon Clay speak?

Shannon Clay conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Shannon Clay online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shannon Clay online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.