SHANNON KOUSER

Licensing and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Education

  • Masters of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University

  • Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University (Lubbock, Texas)

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association

Contact Information

shannon@thriveplano.com

(972) 872- 8522 

Shannon is driven to help teens, adults, and couples develop strategies and tools
that improve their lives. She strives to create a non-judgmental, genuine, and safe
place for everyone to feel seen and heard. Shannon believes in a holistic approach
that includes family, physicians, psychiatrists, and other supports to wrap around a
client’s care. She believes that each individual, couple, and family is unique and
works with them to develop an individualized treatment plan.


Shannon believes all individuals, couples, and families have the skills to excel in
their home, relationships, and goals. She specializes in adolescent therapy, by
engaging teens in activities, expressive arts, yoga, and talk therapy. She encourages
couples and teaches skills to eliminate patterns of blaming, develop healthy
communication skills, and find joy in their relationships again.


Shannon began in the mental health field during her undergraduate program at
Texas Tech University, where she earned her degree in human development and
family studies. She graduated with her Master of Science in Counseling from
Southern Methodist University. She has worked in community clinics, eating
disorder hospitals, and multiple non-profit settings. Shannon has worked in
agencies focused on the LGBTQ+ community and youth aging out of the Texas foster
care system. Shannon became skilled in de-escalation, trauma-informed care, and
motivational interviewing. She has experience working with a diverse population of
individuals, couples, and family. Shannon is grateful for the opportunity to support
clients as they begin the journey to healing.


Outside of the office, Shannon enjoys reading, yoga, and travelling. Shannon enjoys
being involved in the local community through volunteer and service opportunities.
She and her husband enjoy spending time with their pets, Landry and Kylo.

Treatment Specialties

  • Addiction

  • Adults

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • ADHD/Attention Issues

  • Behavioral Concerns

  • Couples Conflict

  • Child-Parent Relationship Training

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emerging adults

  • Grief/Loss

  • School Concerns

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Teens

  • Trauma

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