David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

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Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
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(651) 964-2220

David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

He/Him/His

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed

Location

Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 964-2220
Offers online therapy

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About

In five decades of experience, I've worked with a wide variety of people, problems, and diagnoses. I specialize in alternative sexualities and lifestyles; LGBTQ+ issues; kink, fetish and leather; gender identity and expression; polyamory and nontraditional families; erotic writers, performers, sex workers; sex offenders; and other marginalized or difficult clients. I help people cope with pain, chronic physical or mental illness, physical limitations, grief and loss, professional burnout. If these categories don't fit, but you are dealing with problems in living that we all might face, I'm happy to work with you on those as well.
You are the expert on yourself and your situation. I can help you sort through confusion; better understand and express your feelings; learn relaxation skills and mindfulness; change self-defeating thinking and behaviors; separate the components of complex problems; find solutions that work for you; and feel better about yourself and your ability to cope.
The most effective aspect of therapy is the relationship that develops between you and your therapist. I am comfortable sharing my experiences, thoughts and feelings, when they might be relevant to your goals. Humor is one of the few saving graces I know. It's important to be able to laugh at ourselves ... with affection!

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
I no longer bill insurance, except possibly Medicare. For direct pay, we negotiate what you can afford, if you make therapy a priority.
Email me or call (651) 964-2220 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 52 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 13397
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 1979

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers / 886346729
  • Member Since: 1999

Endorsements

Counselor, LMHC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST

Psychologist, PsyD, CH

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST-S

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW

Psychologist, PsyD, LP

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW

David E Shannon's Groups

Mature Gay & Bi Men

I previously ran an in person group for gay and bi- men ages 50+ ... I'm starting this group back up, meeting online, as we did earlier in the pandemic, and for men 40+ this time. We might occasionally choose to meet in-person, such as in a park or other agreed upon public space. Let me know if you are interested in this group.

More about this group

Location

Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 964-2220
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • General Weirdness ;-)
  • Grief
  • Kink & Leather, Polyamory & Alternative Families,
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Body Awareness
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structured Relaxation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 5 Jan 2023
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David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW