Shannon Marshall is a graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Counseling program at Northwestern University. She is completing her Practicum Requirement at Matone Counseling and Testing. Before transitioning to a career in counseling, Shannon completed a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from The George Washington University.
In her work, Shannon draws from multiple theoretical orientations including Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Play Therapy.
As an intern at Matone Counseling and Testing, Shannon is looking forward to a collaborative and flexible approach that is unique to each client’s needs, emphasizing growth, wellness, prevention, and autonomy. Her practice is holistic, considering development over the life span, as well as systemic familial, societal and environmental contexts as being fundamental to her counseling.
Shannon’s therapeutic style is client-centered, strengths-based, and empowering. Also foundational to her approach is unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and self-compassion.
She understands treatment as a process of exploring patterns and themes, learning to identify debilitating thought and behavioral patterns to increase resiliency and implement self-care plans, to act effectively and autonomously in the presence of difficult life circumstances.