About Ann Shannon

I have been working with children and families for over 20 years and love what I do! I serve families and children from many walks of life, facing a wide variety of issues. My education includes a master’s degree in social work from The University of Georgia. I subsequently earned clinical licensure and am a registered play therapist with the Association for Play Therapy as well as a TBRI practitioner. I provide supervision for therapist’s seeking licensure credentials and/or play therapy credentials. Attachment theory and Family Systems theory are my primary therapeutic modalities. I am currently in training for EMDR and Theraplay certification

Children today face some new and unique challenges and also those that have stood the test of time. In order to provide the best solutions for your family; I have trained extensively in and specialize in therapeutic techniques that are specific to helping young children and their families.  I utilize expressive therapies including play, art and sand therapy as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. I take a prescriptive approach when providing counseling services. This means that I individually assess and design a treatment plan to suit each child and family, not a one size fits all approach. 

My colleagues and I often work in tandem with a family making sure to provide a good fit for each member. Your plan may include other therapeutic or educational services that we provide in house.   

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, photography and reading. My husband, daughter and our cats complete the joy in my life.