Shannon is a Clinical Social Worker working at Pine Rest since 2002. Prior to coming to Pine Rest she worked as an addictions specialist at Gateway in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Longford Care Unit in Grand Rapids, Michigan and St. Jude’s Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work and her Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse from Western Michigan University in 1998.
Shannon currently works in the Telehealth Clinic and runs an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and the Relapse Prevention group for Dual Disorders. Shannon specializes in substance use disorders and dual disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She enjoys working with adults who are going through change of life issues, trauma, chronic illness, relationship issues and/or are struggling with stress. She strives to create a safe place for people to talk, open up, learn and heal.
Shannon participates with Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.