Shannon Rice

Shannon Rice (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

Supervisor: Suzie Wolfer

Hello! I am a trauma-informed, somatically oriented therapist. I am largely informed by the wisdom of Buddhist psychology.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

970-438-5918

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $150-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2019

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

Starting the journey of therapy to explore your inner world takes great courage. It is not easy to lean into places that hurt or feel shaky. If you experience anxiety, depression, have a difficult time trusting others or yourself, or feel frozen and shutdown, it is my honor to help expand your sense of safety and wellbeing in the world. I speciaize in working with folks who have experiened complex, relational, sexual, and/or developmental trauma. BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ allied.

My Approach to Helping

I can support you to live a more pleasurable, joyful, and presence-centered life. While working together, you will gradually experience more ease by learning how to use your body, breath, and other inherent resources as supportive tools to access as needed. You can learn to view your body as a place of refuge and support, versus something scary to avoid. My hope is that you will build confidence to support yourself outside of session to feel more capable and empowered to face the inevitable waves of life. You might surprise yourself! When working with couples, I can support your understanding of one another. We are all shaped by our original family, for better or for worse. It can help tremendously to learn how this affects us, and our nervous systems, in our primary relationships today. Learning how to communicate more effectively, how to deal more skillfully with conflict, and knowing how we feel most connected, you can experience more ease and connection in your couple system.

Why I am a Good Fit for You

I have 3 years of Somatic Experiencing training, which is a world renowned trauma-informed therapeutic model. I am PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 1 certified which supports my understanding of early attachment wounds and how to help couples thrive. I am currently enrolled in the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) sex therapy training. I am a certified Mindfulness Instructor from Naropa University. I have an MA from Naropa University in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. My daily sitting meditation practice supports my ability to compassionately be with all aspects of the human experience. I strive to be a socially-just and culturally-informed therapist. I honor how our multitude of social locations and identities shape our experience and opportunities in the world. I practice life-long learning and commit to challenging myself to better understand how my own privileged and oppressed identities shape my views and experience in the world.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I have 3 years of training in Somatic Experiencing, a world-renowned trauma-informed therapeutic modality. This includes acute PTSD, as well as sexual, complex, relational, or developmental trauma. You will learn how trauma works and how to regulate yourself when triggered to feel more empowered in yourself and in the world. My goal is to help you feel more "at home" in your body and learn how to trust your internal cues.

  • Contemplative External link

    I specialized in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology for my MA training. This largely informs my work and how I hold space for clients. My daily sitting meditation practice supports this.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I am trained in PACT therapy which is deeply rooted in attachment theory. Learning about your attachment style and/or your partner(s) attachment style can be deeply informative, healing, and increase compassion.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • PTSD External link

    I have 3 years of training in Somatic Experiencing, a world-renowned trauma-informed therapeutic modality. This includes acute PTSD, as well as sexual, complex, relational, and/or developmental trauma. You will learn how trauma works and how to regulate yourself when triggered to feel more empowered in yourself and in the world. My goal is to help you feel more "at home" in your body and learn how to trust your internal cues.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I am PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Level 1 certified which supports my understanding of early attachment wounds and how to help couples thrive. I provide an experiential space to try out new ways of communicating and understanding one another through an attachment-based lens. I am currently enrolled in the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) sex therapy training. You will learn how to understand your internal cues, your partner’s cues, and how to support each other's regulation.

  • Women's Issues External link

    I support womxn deepen their understanding of the impacts of ideological, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized forces of oppression. It is worthwhile to understand how these forces might shape your self-esteem, limiting beliefs, values, and how you interface in the world.

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