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About Me

7 years defines my experience providing dual diagnosis mental health related counseling services to adolescents, adults and elders in a variety of inpatient/outpatient services in the criminal justice system in conjunction with integrated clinical health systems services. This experience gave me a new direction and way of life consisting of personal growth and change I would like to share with you. Our goal is to share my experiences with those who seek to enhance their level of personal growth and change. Serving adolescents, adults, elders, couples, families and groups with my training in in an eclectic variety of treatment modalities, the actual counseling approach with a given client is determined by your preference and personal goals. With the hope that your goals will center around the self discovery of personal strengths and yielding an increase in self esteem you will realize that your integrity is the most valuable asset about yourself. Upon this discovery you will be able to share with others as you become an extension of the counseling process. My theory is when people have hope and learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs and attitudes they create the biology of courage. By normalizing stress people are fee to experience change. In Relationship focused therapy the counselor will identify strengths by asking family members to take note of the family dynamics they want to maintain The counselor will look for exceptions to the problem by asking couples to recount times when the problem did not occur and to account for why, to formulate a solution and highlight strengths. Couples will review worksheets and experience discoveries by working together to identify strengths and cultural differences. In my experience within the past 7 years couples will experience cohesion within the family unit in which they will find new meaning and purpose. Couples will set goals that identifies a renewed value driven direction as they discover what they want to work towards and what is really important to them. In Relationship focused therapy the counselor will identify strengths by asking family members to take note of the family dynamics they want to maintain The counselor will look for exceptions to the problem by asking couples to recount times when the problem did not occur and to account for why, to formulate a solution and highlight strengths. Couples will review worksheets and experience discoveries by working together to identify strengths and cultural differences. In my experience within the past 7 years couples will experience cohesion within the family unit in which they will find new meaning and purpose. Couples will set goals that identifies a renewed value driven direction as they discover what they want to work towards and what is really important to them. What do you have to lose and you have everything to gain by trying!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-18189 (Expires: 2023-05-31)

LPC #0013565 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for William Shanahan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written by K.A. on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great

Written by P.E. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Great therapist

Written by V.E. on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

William (Tom) was fantastic! He gave tools and resources that we were able to use. He listened and gave us advice that we were able grow from. I highly recommend him!

Written by A.M. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

William is great! He listens and provides lots of resources to help navigate what you want to work on.

Written by R.O. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

William is attentive and helpful in between sessions as well. My partner and I are pushed to figure out our own solutions that work for us through the exercises. It’s been a good experience so far.

Written by D.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate how straight to the point William is.

Written by J.U. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with William for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He’s been great. Thank you.