Currently working as a counseling intern at Purposefully Soaring Counseling Services. As a survivor of post-partum depression, mental illness became an immediate concern and continued discussion in her life. Learning everything, she could she deemed herself an advocate for mental illness and did whatever she could to gain more knowledge and to help others become more comfortable speaking about their daily struggles with mental illnesses. Already working in the social work and human services field as a case manager in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and as a public speaker and blog writer for postpartum depression, Shannon realized that she wanted to do more and decided to pursue her master’s degree in counseling. As a intern at purposefully soaring Shannon will treat individuals, couples, and families with depression anxiety and stress disorders. As well as grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, attentions deficit disorder, bipolar and other mental health disorders. Shannon goals as a mental health counselor will include creating treatment plans to help her clients navigate through life’s constant work, personal and family conflicts. It is also her goal to help Normalize the use of therapy in the African American community while also gaining and lending knowledge on mental illnesses through holistic treatment.