Shannon Flanakin ⋅ Counseling & Coaching

Life can be overwhelming.
Overcoming the overwhelm is possible.
Online mental health counseling and sober coaching.

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Hi, I'm Shannon.

I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) and Masters-level Certified Nutritionist (CN), specializing in anxiety, depression, and stress management, as well as sober coaching for gray area drinkers.

Many of us have been socialized to put on a smile, be agreeable, and don't ask for help, often neglecting our own needs. But the pressure to do all the things, to be all the things to everyone else in our lives, and to hide all the things we feel becomes overwhelming.

No matter where you are on the spectrum of coping – whether you bottle everything up on the inside or turn to the bottle to drown out the outside – you are not alone.

I offer professional insight and practical resources that help you achieve a deeper understanding of your current survival strategies and how they're standing in your way. You'll learn tools to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and tackle daily stressors... and you'll discover that overcoming the overwhelm is possible.

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 "I know what it's like to feel stuck, and to need support finding calm amidst the chaotic demands of life. I know what it's like to silently carry feelings of inadequacy, shame, denial, and grief. And I know what it's like to wake up most mornings filled with self-loathing."

What I do

Individual counseling

My psychotherapy practice infuses elements of the mind-body connection, nervous system regulation, and nutrition to help you discover a better understanding of yourself, overcome factors keeping you stuck, and create lasting change.

(Washington state clients only)

About counseling

Sober coaching

My sober coaching program helps you take back control of your life, whether you're sober curious, sober committed, or seeking support to maintain your sober success.

(Nationwide clients welcome)

About coaching

Let's get started...

Now that you're here, the hardest part is behind you. Let's take the next step together.

Schedule your free 15-minute consultation today.

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