Shannon SmithLISW

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

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.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

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.

Specialties

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Anger management

Dissociative disorders

Mood disorders

General Expertise

Personality disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Self Harm

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Spirituality & religion based issues

Suicidal ideation

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Licensure

OH, LISW, I.2203580