About Shannon McKown, MA, NCC
My style is integrative- a combination of solution-focused techniques with a humanistic foundation, meaning that I strive to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment of empathy and unconditional positive regard while helping you discover solutions to problems. I will sensitively meet you where you are and respectfully work with you at your own pace. I offer a free 50-minute consultation: an opportunity for us to connect, explore your needs, and create a forward path.
Areas of Experience & Special Interest
I earned my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College, a CACREP accredited program, here in Portland, Oregon. I have clinical experience working with teens and adults in educational, medical, and residential settings. My focus was helping clients work through grief/loss, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, personal and/or family trauma, and life transitions. I also hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Boise State University in Boise, Idaho and have completed all coursework in the nation's first Certified Crisis Worker program.