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. Working with adolescents and adults struggling to express their emotions, communicate their needs and identify their dreams is a passion of mine. I also enjoy supporting women dealing with the challenges that transitions in relationships, careers and life can bring. 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, Cigna, Magellan, Sendero, Superior Health Plan, Ambetter, Traditional Medicaid and CHIP/STAR 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