Danielle Shannon, LCSW

Danielle graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Policy and completed her MSW at the University of Illinois at Chicago. More than a decade of experience in the mental health field has included crisis intervention, advocacy, diagnostic and psychotherapy services. Danielle works with clients of all ages who are facing challenges related to stress and trauma. Her practice is grounded in Intersectional Feminist, Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems theories. Danielle has specialized expertise in working with children and adolescents, which incorporates her knowledge of evidence-based interventions such as Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), and draws from her experience working within the child welfare system.   

Danielle emphasizes using treatment to build new insights and skills that help clients manage their present distress, and improve their resiliency in the future. She incorporates a variety of interventions, including mindfulness practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and yoga. Danielle believes therapy should be an approachable, collaborative process that invites clients to use their strengths and interests to facilitate growth and healing.

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”  — Helen Keller

The need for care and connection is greater than ever during these unprecedented times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we cannot meet people in person, we are currently offering secure video or phone sessions that many insurance companies have agreed to cover due to the unique circumstances.   

If we can be of help, please call our intake line to set up a new appointment.  847-676-4447 ext 2