Rich Shannon    

Marriage & Family Therapy

Master of Arts in Counseling & Educational Psychology
Nationally Certified Counselor
State of Nevada Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 
State of Nevada Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your therapy needs. My desire is that as you take a look at my website it answers some of your questions and relieves any concerns that you may have about the therapy process.  If you are unable to find the information you are seeking please do not hesitate to contact me via email or at (775) 560-5326.

My training and experience have proven that two of the critical keys to therapy are safety and comfort.  It is essential that clients are able to sit with me and explore their life, experiences and relationships in an environment that allows them to be open and honest.  Often clients report that this is the first time they have shared a particular incident or emotion.  That is an indicator that we have reached a point where true change and healing can begin.  This safety and comfort combined with an objective and intentional connection with a therapist has proven to be effective time and again in my practice.

In therapy there are no strings attached.  I will work with you on identifying, establishing and pursuing the goals that you desire.  At times I may challenge you in an attempt to help you act or see things differently.  Therapy ends when you wish it to end.  Therapy happens as often as you determine, working within the confines of my schedule.  Just as you chose to come to the website you get to choose when you will contact me and schedule an appointment.  It is important that you understand and recognize the power that you possess in the therapeutic process.