Shannon M. Flanakin

Helping individuals overcome
self-doubt, cultivate self-confidence
and discover peace of mind.

Do you struggle to feel good enough?

Do the demands of your busy life sometimes feel like more than you can handle?

Do you feel like your emotional stress prevents you from fully experiencing life?

You are not alone, and change is within your reach!

Hi! I'm Shannon.

I am dedicated to working with individuals who want to break free of the factors keeping them stuck – be it wounds from the past, forces of the present, or fears of the future – and take back control of the life they've worked so hard to create.

I created Shannon Flanakin Counseling Services because I have always felt called to help others. At times as a young adult, the path was unclear, but later in adulthood my personal journey through therapy and sobriety brought into focus my commitment to empowering others. The deeper I dove into my own personal work, the more I realized that true healing transcends mere talk therapy; it necessitates a holistic approach that delves deeper. When you engage in counseling with me, it's not only about discussing your challenges and emotions. We work together as a team, exploring your strengths and values, and I provide guidance to help you become the person you envision and create the life you truly desire.

My integrative approach encompasses whole-person healing, considering all aspects of a person's lived experience and how each impacts mental wellness. As a dually licensed mental health counselor and nutritionist, I understand the complexities of how what we put in our bodies impacts our mental health and vice versa. I have training in mental health counseling for substance abuse and addiction, recovery coaching, and additional training in trauma, ADHD, ASD, mindfulness, and boundary setting, and I am committed to pursuing ongoing training to continue to provide the most effective and up-to-date support for my clients.

My clients describe me as calm, grounded, and insightful. They value my warm disposition and find comfort in my lived experience, which helps them feel understood and compassionately supported. If you've read this far, I have a feeling some of what I've said resonates with you. I'd be honored to hear your story and support you on your journey to clarity, healing, and growth.

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Alcohol use
Coping skills
Self esteem
Women's issues
Interpersonal issues
Boundary setting
Sleep / insomnia

The official stuff...

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Assoc,
License #MC61353784

Master's level Certified Nutritionist,
License #NU61353807

Certified Gray Area Drinking
Recovery Coach

Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology,
Bastyr University

Master of Science, Nutrition,
Bastyr University

Bachelor of Arts,
University of California, San Diego

Under the clinical supervision of Shannon Heers, LMHC, License #61124493

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

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