Shannon Wynne is a Master’s Level Social Worker who received her Master’s degree from the UConn School of Social Work under the mentorship of Dr. Alex Gitterman, the co-creator of the Life Model of Social Work Practice. Shannon continues to use an ecological, strengths-based perspective in her work treating individuals with a wide range of mental health needs. She has worked with children, teens and adults in many different treatment settings including in-home, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. She has extensive experience treating individuals struggling with trauma/stressor related disorders, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and substance use disorders. Shannon specializes in creating a safe, inclusive, trauma-informed environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds can explore how previous experiences may be impacting the here and now.
Shannon is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and implements various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family-Based Therapy (FBT) for eating disorders and Motivational Interviewing. She is proudly aligned with Health at Every Size (HAES) and enjoys working with the LGBTQ+ community. Shannon offers a warm, collaborative, and friendly therapeutic environment to her clients through her use of humor, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. Shannon’s focus is to create a strong therapeutic alliance to support client-identified goals and foster a sense of empowerment to achieve them.