Shannon Flanakin (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm a mom, spouse, and former gray area drinker committed to providing a safe and collaborative space for you to explore, heal, and recover.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Washington
Supervised by Shannon Heers, LMHC, LH61124493


About My Clients

As far as others can tell, you’re rocking this thing called life. But, on the inside, you’re struggling with feelings like inadequacy, shame, and overwhelm because despite how hard you work to keep it together, keeping it together is feeling less and less out of your reach. I understand how you may be feeling because I’ve been there and know it's possible to feel better. My holistic approach to healing and recovery will help you find relief and clarity and cultivate the life you want.

My Background and Approach

I know you've likely spent a lot of time letting other’s voices be heard, so holding space for your voice is of utmost importance to me. My aim is to create a safe space for you to feel, express, and process whatever is feeling most important or urgent to you. I believe true healing is achieved by addressing the "whole" person, so my approach is holistic, leaning on traditional talk therapy to explore how your past and present context inform your lived experience, while also incorporating nervous system regulation through mindfulness-based techniques and somatic exercises. We'll explore how your feelings of anxiousness and overwhelm are present in your body and we'll develop new ways to react to life's challenges. We'll practice tools that will help you feel grounded, confident, and more in control. As a Certified Nutritionist, I also incorporate nutrition guidance to further support your mental wellness and recovery, if that is something you are interested in.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I provide care that is trauma-informed, attachment-based and draws primarily from Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and Feminist Theory. I am a strong proponent of Health at Every Size (HAES), Body Acceptance and Neutrality, and Intuitive Eating. I specialize in working primarily with female-identifying adults experiencing chronic guilt, shame, anxiety, alcohol use concerns and perfectionism. I also have experience working with incredible individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent (especially Autism Spectrum, C-PTSD), and Disabled / Chronically Ill. I became a therapist because my path to sobriety through therapy inspired me to help others who are struggling with patterns that no longer serve them to learn new ways of coping. I realize how important it is to find the right therapy fit, so send me a message and we can schedule a complimentary "get-to-know-you" call.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $90 - 160/session

Reach out to Shannon