About

"The Road to Healing Begins Here"


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in therapy for individuals. I maintain a private practice in San Luis Obispo, CA, offering both in-person and telehealth appointments.

I work with a broad spectrum of clients though I consider my specialty to be working with new moms, older teens/young adults and adult women. Among my areas of expertise are trauma and abuse, self-esteem and identity, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationship skills.

I am primarily an EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapist. My therapeutic approach also includes providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges from a client-centered perspective. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education

I completed my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology in 2004 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, earning minors in Child Development and Gender Studies. I earned my Master’s of Social Work Degree in 2009 from CSU Fresno with a concentration in Public Mental Health. I continue to take continuing education course work and I have a genuine love of learning.

License, Certifications & Awards

I became Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in 2012 after completing 3,200 hours as an Associate Clinical Social Worker under supervision. I am in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Additional Training

I completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in 2018.

I completed training as a Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor in 2005 as well as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor in 2003.

I also became a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2011.



5955 Capistrano Ave Suite G
Atascadero, CA 93422

shannon@innerexpansions.com
(805) 471-6545

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