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Click here to contact our client care coordinator about working with Shannon!

Specialties include:

    -Adolescents & Adults (age 13+)

    -LGBTQIA+

    -Intimate Partner Abuse

    -Sexual Assault and Incest

    -Trauma

    -ADHD

    -Trans and Non-Binary Affirming

    -Identity Development

    -Anxiety & Depression

    -Family and Couples Therapy

In person in Auburn & Telehealth

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Shannon is in-network with Premera, Cigna, First Choice, LifeWise, Regence, Anthem and some other Blue Cross plans and can also bill in network with Kaiser for transgender clients. Please be aware that Protea Wellness cannot accept insurance for couple's therapy.

Shannon's fees:

  • 50-minute session for individuals: $195

  • 50-minute session for families: $195;

  • 80-minute session for couples: $295.

Shannon Rae, LMFT

Pronouns: she/her

Life is a Journey…


I see my work with clients as a partnership on that journey, where we work together to identify your goals and explore what may be holding you back from living the life you want and deserve. I utilize various models and modalities of therapy, matching your personality and preferences to bring about clarity and change.

My approach...

I approach my work as a therapist from a systemic perspective. This includes viewing and incorporating the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your identity beyond the behavior present in a particular moment or period of time. A systemic perspective also includes incorporating an understanding of the important interpersonal relationships in your world, and exploring your family dynamics and social relationships. Because of this, we may include your close, intimate, personal relationships into the therapy room. Systems work also includes discussing and processing how societal systems, and cultural norms, expectations, and constructs impact your mental, physical, and emotional well being. It is often important to explore the role of cultural identity, intergenerational ties, and social location in counseling sessions.


Being open minded, non-judgmental, respectful, and educated about social equity issues, are also important values I hold as a therapist. I value freedom of expression and centering a client’s own voice and choice throughout the therapeutic process. It is my goal to help you clarify your own wants, desires, and dreams. I support you using therapy to explore how to authentically and genuinely identify and explore all aspects of yourself, from gender & sexuality, to finding what brings joy and fulfillment to your life.
 

Discernment, or the ability to choose and make decisions that are self-fulfilling and empowering, is a main focus of the therapeutic process regardless of topic.

Professional training & memberships...

In my career, I have had experience as a child and family therapist working with youth and adults in residential and outpatient substance use programs, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities,
private practice and social service agencies. I specialize in working with those who have experienced trauma, whether directly or indirectly, including sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and those wanting support with life transitions.


I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I am licensed in Washington State, credential #LF00001710. I am also a Washington State approved Clinical Supervisor.

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