Heather Shannon (She/Her)

Accepting Clients

Heather’s intention as a sex therapist is to help reduce shame & stigma around sexuality so people can fully embrace & enjoy themselves!

Sex Therapist in Illinois

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Each person’s process is a bit different, but people typically walk in the door with frustrations and/or confusion around their relationships, lack thereof, attachment styles, sexual identity, sexual functioning, fantasies, solo-sex, sexual compulsivity, etc. Sometimes during our online therapy or coaching sessions, clients just want to work on having a healthy and balanced life and they want a supportive relationship with someone who already understands certain aspects of their identity.

My Background and Approach

Heather’s approach is mindfulness-based and person-centered. This means that she takes her cues from you and each client gets a custom blend of approaches based on what works for them as an individual. Some of Heather’s favorite approaches and techniques include: meditation instruction, cognitive-behavioral approaches, educational discussions and book recommendations, Internal Family Systems or “parts work”, Law of Attraction, positive psychology and holistic health coaching. Heather helps clients choose a focus for the week so that progress happens faster and benefits from sessions last longer.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Sex Positivity; Your sexual identity is a natural, wonderful part of who you are. Sex between consenting adults is just fine no matter what activities you choose to do or not do. Intersectional Feminism; I truly love and appreciate diversity and have great respect for the different paths we have all walked. I also have a growing awareness for how our different identities intersect with each other and am dedicated to continuing to educate myself in this area. I don’t presume to know everything about someone else’s experience and enter each client relationship with a culturally humble attitude. Human Rights; We are all of equal value as humans, period! I don’t stand for treating other humans as lesser beings for any reason. Freedom of Expression; I hope for each of my clients to be able to be in the world and express themselves in a way that feels authentic and in alignment for them as an individual.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 12 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $225/session

Reach out to Heather