Shannon Gonter (she/her)

LPCC

Entrepreneur. Mental health advocate. Cereal enthusiast. Podcast lover. Louisville transplant. Netflix supporter. Connector. Organizer.

Counselor in Louisville, KY

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About My Clients

I assist young adults create positive change in their lives and find new solutions to their unhelpful patterns. My clients often feel “stuck”, struggle to find a purpose in life, feel stressed, have a hard time saying “no” to others, feel like they can’t ever turn their brains off, and sometimes have a hard time expressing to others how they feel.

My Background and Approach

I find it helpful to use mindfulness, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, and yoga in my personal life, and I incorporate these techniques into my counseling work. My approach is informed by contemporary psychodynamic theory and practice and trauma/attachment research. All is considered through a strength-based lens. The goals of psychodynamic counseling are to increase self-awareness and understanding of how the past influences your present behavior. I am well-versed in evidenced based treatment models that address presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, effects of traumatic experience, mental illness, and family and relationship issues. Through the counseling process with me, you can start to feel more connected, capable of dealing with the challenges of adulthood, and empowered to make decisions and follow through on plans that reflect your renewed sense of self and purpose.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I BELIEVE…that everyones story and life experiences are unique, special, and vary greatly. Some of the commonalities within our stories though is that the one constant in life is change, and that we all want to feel safe. I know that transitions can be difficult and that not everyone is privileged enough to feel safe within their bodies and in their communities. I personally and professionally dedicate a lot of my life to breaking down these barriers and stigmas and creating a safer space for people to live and heal. I AM TRAINED...to help you become more aware of your emotional responses to the challenges life brings and help you recognize problematic relational patterns and new ways to approach difficult scenarios. This awareness will create new opportunities for learning and more adaptive ways of relating to others and coping with life’s stressors.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $95 - 115/session

Info

502-413-2137 Email Shannon
1949 Goldsmith Lane. STE 103
Louisville, KY 40218

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