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William Shannon, PhD

William Shannon, PhD Adults, Adolescents, Couples

Professional Statement

Dr. William Shannon is a CA licensed Clinical Psychologist who lives in the Bay Area near San Francisco. He has worked in with many middle school, high school and adults with learning disabilities; emotional disorders; Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity disorder; people functioning on the Autism Spectrum (to help with social skills, making friends and maintaining friendships and relationships); people with Anxiety and Depressive Disorders; those with PTSD symptoms and working with the LGQTIA community. He has worked in many different educational settings; outpatient mental health settings; forensic institutions; with the homeless community; as a Professor of Psychology. Two of his favorite jobs was working at an alternative school for students ‘at-risk’ of dropping out of school. Most of the students were first or second generation Puerto Rican descent. Throughout his time working on his Master’s and Doctorate degree he further developed a therapy called ‘cuento’ therapy to increase ethnic identity and stronger social connections while this population assimilated and accommodated into the more traditional educational culture during the late 80’s and 1990’s. This was his doctorate dissertation with positive outcomes. His second favorite job was co-creating a Foundation to bring special needs children to swim with the dolphins. Dr. Shannon created the educational classroom activities to increase communication with the children and their family members utilizing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and other social tools prior to swimming with the dolphins. Dr. Shannon utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and cuento therapy. He believes that in therapy we work as a team to make the correct diagnosis(es) while creating a treatment plan together to decrease mental health issues and increase motivation and self-love.

Education

PhD, Psychology, North Carolina State University
M.S., Psychology, Millersville University
B.A., Psychology, Grove City College

Insurances Accepted

Aetna
Blue Shield
Cigna
ComPsych
HEALTH NET
KAISER
United Behavioral Health
VHP
WELLFLEET

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