Shannon (she/her/hers)

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~ Leo Buscaglia

Shannon graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus in counseling. She has worked in a variety of environments including residential facilities, in-home care, and child development settings. She enjoys working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

Shannon strives to offer a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, safe, and nonjudgmental. Her treatment philosophy is rooted in a trauma-informed, client-centered, holistic approach. She utilizes a wide range of therapeutic techniques in close collaboration with her clients to create a comprehensive plan for treatment. This plan focuses on self-empowerment to promote stability and overall wellbeing. She is equipped and eager to help people navigate through life transitions, guide them through trauma recovery, assist in the healing of attachment wounds, explore neurodivergence and process questions of faith and spirituality. She uses a collaborative and creative approach in therapy, often utilizing mindfulness, person-centered skills, and strength-based interventions to empower her clients to reach their full potential.

Shannon acknowledges the bravery it takes to seek help through the counseling relationship. Her goal is to empower clients to take ownership of their life, effectively navigate issues and concerns, and facilitate personal development. She believes that we are all worthy of living a life of peace and prosperity. She wants to help people explore both their inner and outer worlds in order to live their most fulfilling existence. Shannon believes that therapy is a powerful alliance and feels that it is a true honor to be able to assist others on their therapeutic journey.

To schedule an appointment with Shannon, please call the Olson MFT Clinic at 319-368-6493.

Clinical Interests:

Individual, Couple, Partnerships, and Family Therapy
Children, Teens, and Adults
LGBTQIA+ community
Grief & Loss
Life Transitions
Self Esteem/Self Discovery

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