Last edited 10/26/2022
Some of the clinical approaches I implement include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Trauma-Focused Therapy.
You may be wondering what to expect from therapy. The first session can be a source of anxiety for some people. If you are nervous about your first therapy session, that’s normal. Remember that the goal of the first session is for us to get acquainted. You can expect a therapeutic environment that is compassionate, empathetic, private and safe. Successful therapy is based on a collaborative effort. We will work as a team to address the obstacles you’re facing and strategize on ways to achieve your goals. It’s helpful to understand that people go to therapy for all sorts of reasons such as healing from trauma, working out conflicts or just having a neutral space to talk about their life. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, it is valid and I am here to support you.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sexual Harassment & Assault
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
- Ohio, Licensed Independent Social Worker, I.2203580
Case Western Reserve University
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Shannon Smith, LISW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Shannon Smith accepting new clients?
Yes, Shannon Smith is accepting new clients.
Does Shannon Smith accept insurance?
Yes, Shannon Smith accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, AvMed, Cigna EAP, Optum, Oscar Health, UMR and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).
Does Shannon Smith offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Ohio can book Shannon Smith for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Shannon Smith offer online therapy?
Yes, Shannon Smith offers online therapy to people in Ohio.
How quickly can I see Shannon Smith?
Shannon Smith 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 Smith speak?
Shannon Smith conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Shannon Smith online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Shannon Smith online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.