Melissa Shannon (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor providing virtual therapy for women.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

  • Individual

About My Clients

I help women manage high functioning anxiety, overwhelm, perfectionism and the pressures of managing the mental load of their career and domestic life. Many of clients could be described as "Type A personality", planner but also procrastinates, people-pleaser but resentful, self critical, can't relax, ruminates on negative self talk, won't ask for help and having a hard time processing her feelings. My clients are great at what they do but it just isn't working anymore. That's where I help!

My Background and Approach

I draw from a long , diverse clinical background to deliver mental health care that isn't just evidence based, but warm and intuitive. We'll build a collaborative and safe relationship where you will be able to fully explore yourself and be truly seen. We’ll look at all areas of your life and figure out what’s working, what isn’t and I'll help you connect the dots in a way that's insightful and moves you toward your goals. After getting to know you I'll give you personalized tools to help you manage your emotional world and teach you skills to think healthier and more productive thoughts. Most people aren't aware of their unique stress and trauma responses and I help you dismantle those and elevate your mental health. My role in my clients' lives is a real privilege and the therapeutic relationship is a unique bond. When you've been struggling for awhile it's hard to see yourself clearly and I love that I'm the person who gets to help you see yourself through a new lens.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe most of us are doing the best we can with what we have and try to align as often as possible with giving people the benefit of the doubt. Unless you're actively harming someone or putting children in danger and can't get behind cancel culture. I abhor American politics all around and find it all to be incredibly disheartening. I believe our society functions as a result of women's unpaid labor and because of that women's mental health suffers immensely; particularly since the beginning of the pandemic. This unpaid labor falls disproportionately on the backs of BIPOC women in particular. I believe fiercely in helping women learn to respect and value their own time and needs the way society values and guards men's and I believe that's a crucial factor in improving the mental health & happiness of women. I am deeply pulled to helping women find real joy in their lives again.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150/session

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