SHANNON ADAMCZYK, MS, LPC, CSAC
Shannon Adamczyk (she/her) is dually licensed to provide services for those struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders and has been practicing in the field since 2013. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Psychology with a certificate in Criminal Justice and a masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University. Her areas of clinical specialization and experience include working with addictive behaviors/misuse; mood and anxiety disorders; personality disorders; trauma and PTSD; CODA/enmeshment struggles; life transitions; college/young adult struggles; and the college athlete population.
Shannon strongly believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and she strives to create a safe, supportive, and goal- oriented environment that will help facilitate the change her client's hope for. Clients are the experts in their own lived experiences, so Shannon thrives to work collaboratively with clients and will help them explore and progress towards their defined goals. This may include processing trauma and exploring how trauma has impacted one's present functioning (perception, emotions, behaviors) and their self identity; learning new coping strategies and/or communication techniques; increasing connections with others and exploring what may be holding one back from this; learning self compassion; or working on changing habits to better fit their needs/wants/values.
Shannon highly values and encourages authenticity and vulnerability in the therapeutic relationship. She believes that vulnerability helps to increase connection and to decrease shame/guilt. Far too often, our past trauma has trained us to mask our core selves. Shannon hopes that through the therapeutic relationship and therapeutic work, patients will begin to work on recognizing, exploring, and finding compassion for these masks or parts of themselves as well as explore who one's true self is.
Her approaches to therapy include such theories as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person- Centered Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. Shannon also believes in the importance of a multidisciplinary team of providers to help treat symptoms effectively and ethically. Shannon will work hard to coordinate care with all members of a client's treatment team.