Shannon Mekuly LPC ATR
BFA- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Art History: 1998 University of Texas at Austin
MPS- Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creativity Development: 2007 Pratt Institute
Self-expression is the part of the therapeutic process that allows you to heal, grow and discover new aspects of yourself. The ability to express oneself is a powerful and life changing tool that all of us possess. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, I will work with you to discover your creative inspiration and develop the insight you need to change old patterns.
I have worked in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatry, day treatment centers, eating disorder clinics, school settings and non-profit agencies. Supporting women and adolescents that struggle to express their emotions, communicate their needs and identify their dreams is a passion of mine. I also enjoy working with other professionals and therapists in training. I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and self-esteem issues and my clients are encouraged to express their emotions using the medium of their choice. Most use a combination of creating art and verbal expression as their therapeutic process. Whatever path you choose, my support, compassion and authenticity is there for you.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find balance in their lives through transformation and personal growth. I feel that therapy should focus on self-reflection, empowerment and healing. If you feel your creative self needs to be explored in order to live a more productive and happy life, please contact me for a free phone consultation at 512-779-4179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I accept private pay, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Sendero, Superior Health Plan, Ambetter, United Healthcare and Optum Health Insurance.
For more information about Shannon and her views on art and art therapy, check out this INTERVIEW she did with Victoria Scarborough!
Areas of Specialization:
Self Esteem/Coping Skills
Body Image/Disordered Eating