David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

Verified by Psychology Today
Photo of David E Shannon, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Paul
(651) 964-2220 Website

David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW


Location

Offers online therapy

Northland Therapy Center
2324 University Avenue West
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55114
(651) 964-2220

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Announcement icon I am doing telehealth therapy via the Doxy.me platform, which is secure and HIPAA compliant. I will also do sessions by phone. BE WELL!
In five decades of experience, I've worked with a wide variety of people, problems, and diagnoses. I specialize in alternative sexualities and lifestyles; GLBTQ+ 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

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • HealthPartners
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicare
  • Minnesota Healthcare Programs
  • UCare
  • Out of Network
Happy to bill insurance, but you are still responsible. 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: 50 Years
  • License: Minnesota / 13397
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 1979

Additional Credentials

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

David E Shannon's Groups

Mature Gay/Bi Men

This group meets on Monday evenings, and there currently is room for additional members. It is specifically for gay and bisexual men, age 50 and above, but we may consider men a bit younger, who have similar issues. Ongoing group, weekly sessions. Minimum commitment is for 10 sessions, but members are welcome to participate for as long as it meets their needs. An intake interview is required.

More about this group

Location

Northland Therapy Center
2324 University Avenue West
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55114
(651) 964-2220
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • 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
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • 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
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

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

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Last Modified: 20 Dec 2020
David E Shannon, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint Paul

David E Shannon

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW