Daily life can be full of conflicting demands. Often times societal pressure makes the desire for joy in our lives and relationships seem like an uphill battle. With the stress of just getting by day-to-day, it is easy to lose sight of what is really important to you, your partner or your family, and to neglect the things that bring you happiness and joy. Participating in individual or couples therapy is a great step to prioritizing your well-being. You are the expert on your life, and my role as a therapist is to help you regain the strength and confidence you so greatly deserve. In therapy we can explore the areas of your life that you feel are not satisfying and transform them into contentment and joy. Do you wish to be able to let go of the past and heal in order to make room for new beginnings? Would you like to bring the passion, desire and romance back to your marriage or relationship? Do you hope to be able to tackle daily stress with new and improved coping skills? These are just a few of the ways in which our work together can enrich your life. In addition to providing general therapy to individuals and couples, I am also able to provide specific treatment for concerns related to sexual intimacy through sex therapy. I specialize in couples counseling and sex therapy. I enjoy helping couples regain confidence in their relationship and rebuild the connection that so often gets lost with the demands and pressures of daily life.
Sex and intimacy are at the core of human experience. When things are going well, sex may feel easy and natural but when challenges arise it may feel strained. It may become a source of frustration. Sex therapy focuses primarily on the physical and emotional aspects of sex and sexuality. This can be done through individual or couples counseling.
Many couples struggle with communication and communication patterns which makes it difficult to listen to and accept a partner’s needs. As the therapist, I will facilitate constructive communication and help couples establish healthy patterns that allow for more emphatic listening and positive communication. I am a Level 1 and 2 Trained Gottman Therapist.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons. These reasons include coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, dealing with depression or anxiety, overcoming limiting beliefs or simply desiring personal growth and greater self-awareness. The number of sessions required to treat often depends on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
Shannon Hickman, LCSW, CST
Shannon Hickman is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience helping individuals, couples, families and groups. The breadth of her expertise allows her to help clients with a diversity of concerns. She provide a therapeutic environment that is nurturing, safe, and free from judgment. Therapy sessions can focus on healing from a painful past, or breaking through current barriers preventing you from reaching your full potential for joy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience helping individuals, couples, families and groups. The breadth of my expertise allows me to help clients with a diversity of concerns. I provide a therapeutic environment that is nurturing, safe, and free from judgment
I offer structured, couples and sex therapy to those who are looking to heal, deepen or expand upon their relationship. My style of therapy gets to the heart of your problems and concerns, breaking the cycles that have caused damage in the past. My clients describe me as being, not only knowledgeable, but also warm, empathetic, and non-judgemental.
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