When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
WHAT IS LAGOM?
Lagom (pronounced "Law-gum") is a Swedish term meaning "enough, sufficient, or just right." Too often, individuals struggle to perceive themselves as "enough" due to various traumatic events, whether it be rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, etc.
I use this concept of Lagom as the main guidepost for my approach to therapy, as I provide a safe space for individuals to process their experiences in a different way, and to gain the knowledge that they are indeed enough just as they are.
GET TO KNOW ME
Welcome! My name is Shannon and my pronouns are she/her.
I came into this field, as many mental health professionals do, in response to my own inner demons and trauma. I have a passion for women's issues, the queer population, and folx affected by addiction, sexual trauma, and domestic violence.
I live in Athens, Georgia, where people seem to be talking about football a lot but I don't quite get it. I'm a single mom with two small kids, three cats, and a new puppy, so needless to say I understand feeling the strain of trying to balance a busy life. My approach to therapy is grounded in CBT and feminist therapy, with a few sprinkles of radical acceptance and dark humor. I'm also a firm believer that my client is the expert on their own life, and I'm happy to adjust my styles and/or make more appropriate referrals when I'm not the right fit.
Gimme a shout through email or phone if you're interested in setting up your free consult!