Michelle Shannon, MA, LPC

Hi, I am Michelle Shannon, MA, LPC and I am licensed in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over seven years of experience working with a diverse population of clients, covering a wide range of goals.

Inner-Rhythm Counseling and Consulting, PLLC was created in 2018 with the mission to focus on several unique populations of clients. These include individuals living with medical and health challenges, as well as those professionals who spend their time in service to others (e.g. medical, police, fire, caregivers, etc.) and are susceptible to developing compassion fatigue. Additionally, I work with couples who are interested in either establishing or re-igniting a healthy and vivacious relationship with their partner.

Overall, I feel these populations are best served through an integrated, evidence based, whole-person approach to meet their unique needs and goals. I encourage and welcome the opportunity to collaborate with my client’s network of healthcare providers and complementary and alternative support teams when applicable.

Michelle Shannon, MA, LPC: An Experienced Psychotherapist

Philosophy

I believe that we need the ups and downs of life, for it is these events that give depth to our lives. Like the beat of our hearts, there is an ideal healthy rhythm. However, as life unfolds, our unique rhythms can become unbalanced sometimes. The good news is that you can cultivate the emotional flexibility to not only survive but thrive. You can become empowered to restore your own balance. It may require some hard work, but having a happy life is worth it!

Counseling can help with identifying thoughts and behaviors that may not be serving you well. In addition, it can replace them with positive productive ones, guide your focus to your strengths, process difficult emotions, and solve your problems so you may move forward in life.

The inevitable ups and downs in life, literally and figuratively, give meaning to life. Without them, we are not truly living.

Treatment Approach

My counseling approach is compassionate, empathetic, and from a whole person perspective, and my style is active and directive. The treatment methodologies I work from are integrated and uniquely tailored to meet the needs and goals of each individual client. These often include a combination of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Family Systems, Gottman Method, Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused.

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor TX License #71861
  • Master of Arts in Licensed Professional Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Training/Certifications

  • Gottman Methods Couples Therapy Trained in Levels 1 and 2
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – Workshop Leader
  • Children in the Middle – Co-Parenting Curriculum Facilitator
  • STEP: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting – Curriculum Facilitator
  • Positive Action Program – Curriculum Facilitator

Memberships

  • Current member of the Medical Reserve Corp of Denton County – Counselor
  • Current member of the American Counseling Association
  • Served on the board of the Dallas Metro Counseling Association (DMCA) from 2014-2016