About the Author
K. Spellman, M.S.W. is an author and a psychotherapist in private practice in
Phoenix, Arizona. She has written and recorded relaxation and guided
imagery audio CDs and various self-help booklets for specific populations. For
additional information, visit
the hiding star store
As a master's level therapist with over 30 years of
clinical experience, her practice areas include stress management, couples'
relationships, personal growth, addictions, codependency, and recovery issues,
interventions, grief work, difficult adolescents and challenging family systems,
incest and sexual abuse issues, PTSD, eating disorders, and adolescent
She provides individual, couples', family, group
therapy, and equine assisted services, provides interventions, offers Seminars on various topics including
stress management, and facilitates occasional
Weekend Intensive Workshops and
Retreats for specific client populations. In addition to her
professional qualifications, Shannon is also highly committed to her own
recovery and personal growth.
As an author, and as a therapist and facilitator, she
gently and appropriately blends together her personal experience and
in a nurturing manner that allows others to safely heal and move forward in
their lives. Shannon divides her leisure time between the desert and the
mountains and enjoys Spiritual pursuit, hiking, dancing, camping and trail
riding with her horses, and playing with her dogs. She values her
relationships with animals as much as those with people and believes that
spending time with pets are a wonderful stress management alternative that she
wouldn't choose to be without.
Shannon also offers presentations and
facilitates training workshops for other therapists on various topics,
facilitating group therapy with incest/sexual
abuse survivors, working with challenging oppositional defiant and delinquent adolescents in
outpatient settings, and utilizing equine assisted psychotherapy for trauma
resolution. She utilizes a down to earth yet professional style, in
both her therapy practice and her training, that allows the participants to
feel comfortable and relaxed. As an author she maintains this same
in a manner that helps the readers/listeners to identify and challenge their own
ineffective coping techniques while building new skills and strengthening the
resources they already possess.
For additional information regarding the author's
credentials and her solo psychotherapy practice, visit
her professional website.