Shannon Reynolds

Shannon Reynolds

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for daytime, evening, and weekend appointments


Offers remote video sessions


Children (<12)
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)


Mon: 9:30am-6:30pm
Tue: 9:30am-6:30pm
Wed: Closed
Thu: Closed
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9:30am-1:30pm
Sun: Closed

Specialties & expertise

  • Expressive arts therapies

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Relationships

  • Empowerment

  • Mindfulness-based practices / zen practices

Professional statement

Shannon Reynolds is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. Shannon has deep expertise in trauma, anxiety, interpersonal and relationship challenges, and life transitions, including career changes. 

Shannon uses both talk therapy and expressive arts therapy, involving art-making, music, writing, and movement to help clients process their experiences and more deeply understand how they affect their mind, body, and spirit. Shannon also incorporates elements of acceptance and mindfulness, as well as skills-based practices, tailored to each client's wants and needs. 

Shannon aims to empower her clients to take on life’s challenges in a holistic and artistic way. By gaining a new perspective on how challenges affect them across all levels of being, Shannon hopes her clients will become better attuned to their internal processes and experience greater self-acceptance.


Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

General expertise

ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) – Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Existential challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management – Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Beacon Health

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

  • Medicaid

  • Neighborhood Health

  • Optum

  • Tufts

  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $150

  • Ongoing sessions: $75/session (60min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $60 - $75 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Shannon can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.

Message to clients

“Life can be challenging: relationships, life changes, routine experiences can be distressful and even traumatic. It often helps to get a deeper perspective on your distress and how it affects not only your emotions but your mind, body and spirit as well. I will help you take a holistic and even artistic approach to whatever you bring to therapy. Together we'll explore who you are and empower that person to take on life's stressors with a new and powerful outlook!”

Treatment approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (learn more)
Jungian TherapyThe goal of Jungian therapy is to bring awareness to both the conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, such that clients can move beyond symptom relief to create lasting change in relationships and emotional development. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Trauma-Informed Art Therapy Trauma-Informed Art Therapy takes into consideration how the mind and body respond to traumatic events; recognition that symptoms are adaptive coping strategies rather than pathology; emphasis on cultural sensitivity and empowerment; and helping to move individuals from being not only survivors, but ultimately to becoming "thrivers" through skill building, support networks, and resilience enhancement (learn more)

Education and work experience

East Coast Mental Wellness, 2018 - Present
Northeast Health Services, Outpatient Clinician, 2014 - Present
Arbour Counseling Services, 2012 - Present
Trust the Process Group Practice
, 2017 - 2018

Institute for Existential Psychoanalysis, PhD-Level credits, 2011
Lesley University
, MA, 2011