Shannon Garrison, MSEd, NCC, LCPC
Director of IOP Services
Shannon Garrison is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. Shannon obtained her Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree in Counseling from Western Illinois University. Shannon has over 22 years of clinical experience and has 20 years experience working in community mental health providing individual, group, and family therapy to culturally diverse children, adolescents, young adults, and families with more challenging mental health needs. She also has extensive experience providing clinical supervision and program management as she was a former supervisor for the child and adolescent outpatient program at the community mental health center where she previously worked. Prior to coming to The Josselyn Center, she was previously working as an adolescent therapist in a PHP/IOP program. Additionally, Shannon has years of experience in instructing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainings to help promote education and awareness around warning signs for mental health issues in order to connect individuals with appropriate supports and to help reduce stigma around mental health issues.
As a therapist, Shannon is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and families who present with a wide range of mental health needs. She utilizes trauma informed, person-centered, and strength-based approaches to develop strong therapeutic relationships to engage individuals and families in the therapeutic process. Shannon believes that the therapeutic relationship is key in helping adolescents, young adults, and families create a safe space in which they can explore and navigate current stressors/challenges to improve overall independent and family functioning in order to lead more healthy, happy, and meaningful lives.