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About Me

Shannon Ruane is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family psychotherapy.  Fluent in American Sign Language, she does a great deal of work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.  She maintains a private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

With over 8 years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Rehabilitation Psychology & Counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are hearing and communication disorders, depression, anxiety, phobias, as well as schizophrenia, bipolar, and personality disorders.

Shannon is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.

Education
Fairfield University - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1998
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Master of Sciene in Rehabilitation Psychology & Counseling 2001

Additional Training
Shannon actively participates in continuing education geared toward strengthening her counseling skills.  She has taken post graduate courses with George Washington University and most recently completed training online in multicultural ethical issues in counseling through the University of Hawaii.  In addition, Shannon had the opportunity to attend a training seminar led by the late Albert Ellis in Chapel Hill, NC where she learned how to apply Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy in her counseling practice.  Shannon also completed training with the American School of Hypnosis and was awarded certification as a hypnotherapist.

License, Certifications & Awards

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor - 2001
Licensed Professional Counselor - 2004
Certified Hypnotherapist - 2007

Professional Activities and Memberships

Shannon is a member of the American Counseling Association.   

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