Shannon Atherton

Accepting Clients

As someone who personally knows the hardship of mental illness, I bring a unique perspective to therapy.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, MO

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I work well with clients who are ready to do the work to heal and grow. The client and I are active throughout the counseling process. I have found that this process is a journey towards healing and thriving in all areas of life. Many of my clients have found themselves stuck in life. I help clients find what is keeping them stuck and develop the skills to overcome these barriers so they might heal and grow.

My Background and Approach

I specialize in preteens/teens, self-esteem, identity issues, self-harm, social anxiety, confidence building, rebuilding/healing relationships,  divorce, survivors of abuse, codependency, gifted/highly intelligent children, substance abuse, depression, and couples counseling. I use CBT, Schema Therapy and Narrative Therapy to explore and correct underlying issues.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe counseling is a partnership in which we work together in developing and implementing a plan to reach the clients treatment goals. Each client is unique and different, and I adjust according to the clients needs. I find that authenticity and empathy are the two most important things for a counselor to possess. My goal is to provide a safe place for clients to grow and heal, and am always looking for ways to improve my ability to provide that. I have had my own personal struggles that I have overcame, and this is a factor that helps me truly understand the client.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • UMR
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 130/session


4178125097 Email Shannon
2135 E. Independence Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804

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