My name is Shannon Martin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am naturally encouraging, compassionate and empathic. I enjoy supporting and guiding my clients in making healthy decisions that propel them to live happier lives. I specialize in helping individuals navigate relationships, process trauma, explore gender identity, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I enjoy empowering my clients to find freedom and confidence within themselves rather than who the society says they should be.
I have over 10 years of experience helping to guide children, teens and adults through counseling and mentorship using a compassionate, respectful, non-judgmental approach. My most recent experiences have entailed working with survivors of Human Trafficking, Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence. This has given me meaningful insight on the best evidence based techniques and approaches to address PTSD and Complex PTSD and how it manifests itself.
I follow The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Standards of care. I have experience serving Individuals within the LGBTQIA community and helping to guide clients in exploring their gender identity.
Since 2014, I have had the privilege of serving as an adjunct professor focusing on implementing effective coping skills, financial literacy, time management, and goal setting amongst first year college students. I am passionate about promoting student success, narrowing educational disparities and advocating/empowering underrepresented groups. I have acquired a great deal of experience working with young professionals struggling with identity and life satisfaction.
My goal is to empower and equip you with the necessary tools needed to build healthy relationships as well as accomplish mental health and wellness, educational, and career goals.
My counseling style is engaging, conversational and collaborative. I work in tandem with clients to pursue change based on your unique personality and fundamental values. Our work will be centered around safety and trust.