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Shannon Cantillano, LCSW

Welcome Message:

Dear friends, colleagues, and clients,

I am honored to extend a heartfelt welcome to you as the founder of Inner Expansions Therapy Services. Respect, integrity, empowerment and most importantly, healing, are at the core of everything we do. At Inner Expansions, our commitment to fostering growth guides us in providing high-quality, accessible care to all.

We recognize that taking the step towards therapy is an act of courage for those we serve, and we are honored that they have chosen to embark on this journey with us. Whether someone is seeking support in navigating life's challenges, striving for personal growth, or advocating for their own well-being, our dedicated team of therapists is here to walk alongside them with compassion and empathy.

At Inner Expansions Therapy Services we believe in the inherent value and potential within each individual and embrace a growth mindset that celebrates progress, resilience, and self-determination. Our therapists are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, ensuring that clients receive evidence-based care tailored to their unique needs and preferences.

We are deeply committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity and social responsibility, where every voice is heard, valued, and respected. Through collaborative partnerships and a commitment to accessibility, we strive to make mental health care more equitable and accessible to all members of our community.

I invite you to embark on this journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth with us. Together, we will navigate the complexities of life, celebrate your strengths, and empower you to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Warm regards,

Shannon Cantillano, LCSW

About Shannon:


Shannon grew up on the Central Coast and then earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology in 2004 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with minors in Child Development and Women's Studies. After working for several local non-profits she returned to school and she earned her Master’s of Social Work Degree in 2009 from California State University, Fresno, with a concentration in Public Mental Health. She completed her associate hours working with severe mental illness on an Assertive Community Treatment Team in Santa Barbara County. She became a licensed therapist in 2012 and opened a solo private practice in 2013. In 2022, she founded Inner Expansions Therapy Services with the goal of expanding services to include the clinical training of those therapist who have recently graduated from school. She has genuine love of learning and teaching. She immensely enjoys her work as a Clinical Supervisor - guiding, teaching and mentoring therapists who are working on their associate hours.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in CA - LCS28917

Completed Level 1 IFS Training through the IFS Institute in January of 2024

Completed basic training in EMDR in 2018 and completed advanced training to became a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA in 2023

Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner in 2011

Trained as Domestic Violence Crisis Counselor in 2005

Trained as a Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor in 2003

Insurance and Fees

Shannon's fee per session is $175. She is able to bill Anthem Blue Cross of CA, Aetna, MediCare and CenCal directly for services under Inner Expansions Therapy Services. For all other insurance companies Inner Expansions can provide a Statement For Insurance Reimbursement (commonly called a "Super Bill") for you to request reimbursement from your health insurance plan.


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