Shannon Olson, LCSW, Clinical Director
Shannon Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as our Clinical Director. Shannon provides individual, group, couples, and family therapy and counseling. Shannon works with children, adolescents, and adults who prefer a supportive therapeutic environment to help them identify and meet their goals.
Shannon is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Behavioral Tech. She can provide skills training (Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance) to adolescents, adults and mental health professionals.
Shannon was the Clinical Director of a therapeutic group home program for 5 years specializing in providing intensive therapeutic services to mentally ill youth from traumatic backgrounds with behavior disorders. Additionally, Shannon works with victims of sexual abuse and rape. “I believe that each victim has a need and desire to find the survivor within.” Shannon also believes that every person deserves to have a life of peace, joy and fulfillment. Shannon believes that the effects of silence, self-loathing, and shame often compound the drive for an individual to become self-destructive.
“Sexual abuse is very painful to overcome, but I firmly believe that within each victim lives a survivor. In therapy, I can provide a safe place for you to tell your story, perhaps for the first time, and allow you the opportunity to heal and grow.” Shannon’s approach is focused on her client’s individual needs and may include trauma and strengths based counseling, psycho-education, empowerment, skills training for managing emotions, relationship enhancement, distress tolerance and mindfulness, plus exposure therapy and relaxation techniques.
Shannon can be reached at 847-854-4333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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