Shannon Fowler, PhD - Virginia Psychologist at Grow Therapy

Shannon Fowler

Shannon Fowler

8 years of experience
Solution oriented

I graduated Eastern Michigan University with a major in psychology and a minor in nutrition in 2007. I completed my PhD program at the University of Detroit Mercy in 2014. During that time period I worked with patients in outpatient and inpatient settings including the University psychology clinic, Wayne State Family Medicine Center, Providence Alaska Family Medicine Center, and Providence Alaska inpatient services. My training allowed for me to develop techniques to help people who have medical complications as well as those with mental health issues. Since the end of my PhD program I have worked in outpatient counseling centers where I have seen individuals with a wide variety of issues including depression, PTSD, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, pain, grief, difficulty adapting to medical issues, diabetes behavioral management, weight loss, etc. I have worked with individuals of all ages, but I really enjoy working with ages 12 and above.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

First sessions tend to be more information gathering. I do try to address goals for therapy together in that session. I want to make sure we are all on the same page. If time permits we may be able to discuss brief things that could be helpful to do before the next session.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I have been trained using a wide variety of therapeutic frameworks. I try to pull the ones that seem to fit the person and their goals best. I also am open to feedback if something does not work for you. Together we can figure out a different way to approach things.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

One of my biggest strengths is my ability to be create a safe space where a person does not feel judged. I work collaboratively, and I want to hear how someone is feeling about the work we are doing together. I am interested in what each person wants to achieve from therapy, and I am excited to be a part of the journey.

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