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Shannon Gunnip Psychotherapy, LMHC, LPC

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Shannon Gunnip is a licensed mental health counselor and a board-certified telemental health provider specializing in helping young professionals who are dealing with anxiety and depression, relationships, work-related stress, and other life transitions. Shannon creates an authentic and comfortable therapeutic environment, putting you at ease so you can be exactly who you are.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • California
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
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“I believe that our emotions are data or signals from the environment, telling us information about ourselves and our experience.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always found fulfillment through my connections with others. After receiving my master’s from Columbia University, I worked as a psychotherapist in New York City for several years before taking a break and trying something different. I took a job in tech recruiting at the world’s largest hedge fund and spent two years immersed in the fintech space. Having now returned to my passion for counseling, I leverage my corporate background and clinical expertise in my private practice to better guide my clients through stressors in their own professional and personal lives.
What should someone know about working with you?
I believe that our emotions are data or signals from the environment, telling us information about ourselves and our experience. In our work together, I will help you better connect with your own emotional experience through somatic exercises, mindful reflection, and other evidence-based treatment modalities. I am an active participant in our sessions and believe that our connection is foundational to your therapy experience. When we get started, we will meet at least once per week to begin getting to know each other and through building our own relationship, we will gain insight into the challenges you are facing and create a clear path toward solutions.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I participate in several professional consultation groups with a former professor and other colleagues from my graduate training at Columbia University. My professional network includes therapists across diverse specialties and my engagement with these consultation groups allows me to keep up with trends in the field of psychotherapy and to always continue learning ways to better support my clients. When our field transitioned to telehealth, I sought specialized training in how to provide safe and effective treatment entirely remotely, earning my board-certified telemental health provider (BC-TMH) credential.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I’m thrilled to be offering telehealth to my clients and firmly believe that telemental health is here to stay. For many of us, starting therapy is a little less intimidating from the comfort of our own couch! Many folks I work with have given me feedback that telehealth feels as effective as in-person treatment and has made therapy more accessible, convenient, and comfortable. I’m also excited to be part of the Alma community whose insurance program makes connecting with an in-network therapist easy and simple, further increasing accessibility to quality mental health care.
“In our work together, I will help you better connect with your own emotional experience through somatic exercises, mindful reflection, and other evidence-based treatment modalities.”