Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW (Therapist & Direct of Intern Program)
Shannon Oliver-O’Neil, MSW, LCSW, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist
Shannon (she/her) is the Director of Internship Program at the Center for Growth. She supervises interns on a variety of cases including mood disorders, sex therapy, grief, anxiety and couples therapy. She enjoys working with interns to discern their clinical style and understand how their identities and lived experiences shape their clinical work.
In her own clinical work, Shannon works with couples at pivotal stages in their relationship, from couples considering marriage to couples considering divorce. Life partnership is an exciting, difficult and rewarding undertaking. She enjoys helping people assess what makes their relationship tick, what habits and patterns have formed, and what each individual person is responsible for changing.
Shannon specializes in pre-marital counseling: working with couples who are preparing for marriage to assess the health of their relationship, and create a strong foundation for their future. Her goal is to help clients feel excited and confident as they enter into marriage, and be able to clearly articulate why and how this relationship is meaningful to them.
Shannon also works with couples where one partner is considering leaving the relationship. This can be a painful time as both partners attempt to understand why and how the relationship is breaking down. She helps these clients to identify what patterns they’ve been stuck in, and what each person can do to create clarity about whether and how to move forward.
Shannon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University.
- Pennsylvania: CW020155
- New Jersey: 44sc05987000
Shannon Oliver-O'Neil, LCSW (Therapist & Direct of Intern Program)’s Latest TIPs:
Manage Money Anxiety: The Financial Snapshot
Do you avoid checking your bank account or credit card balances? Does thinking about your finances make you feel anxious or guilty? If so, you are not alone. Money is … Read More
Managing Anxiety During Self-Isolation
As we move into Philadelphia’s 2nd week of self-isolation, it’s normal to feel anxious. Information about COVD-19 is continually updating, normal routines have been shifted, and in-person social support systems … Read More
(Not) Kissing Game
Often when couples discuss sexual desire, they imagine it as a concrete, independent force that they have no control over. Either a person “has” desire, or they don’t. This way … Read More
7 Day Intimacy Challenge
Intimacy is the building block of emotional health. Without it, meaningful relationships are hard to create, let alone maintain. Despite its importance, many people struggle with building intimacy across their … Read More
Slowing Down Eating Binges
For many people, sitting with an uncomfortable feeling such as anxiety, shame, sadness or anger can be intolerable. Behaviors like drinking, exercising, watching netflix and binge eating are all things … Read More