Shannon, Executive Assistant

Safety. Feeling safe is a vital part in the journey of healing. Safety is a place or person that allows another to feel every emotion without judgment. Safety permits a person to be their true self. Safety also provides unending time for processing and healing. 1 Corinthians 13:4–8a (ESV) describes this best, “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” My prayer is that you will always feel heard, cared for and safe at Restore Counseling Center. I understand and have experienced the blessing of a safe space and person like Restore provides. You and your journey towards healing and growth are incredibly important. You are worth feeling safe and loved.

Shannon is the Executive Assistant at Restore Counseling Center. She graduated from Neumann University with a BA degree. Shannon entered the psychology world as a Therapeutic Staff Support working with youth with autism and behavioral needs and has never looked back. After this she received certifications and training to provide Equine-Assisted learning sessions for individuals living with anxiety, depression, trauma, autism and more. Shannon is passionate about combining somatic movement and equine therapeutic interventions to help others experience a calm body and mind. Shannon is pursuing her online Equine Assisted practitioner certification training through The Equine Psychotherapy Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and she will graduate March 2025. Besides work and horses, Shannon enjoys adventures with her husband and their three energetic children.