About

Counseling in Asheville, North Carolina

I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and teenagers in and around Asheville, NC. You may enjoy working with me if you’re looking for a therapist who is honest, authentic, and experienced.  I am also passionate about helping people improve their lives and strengthen their relationships.

About Shannon Todd, MA LMFT

Welcome,

I founded Deep Roots Marriage and Family Therapy, PLLC because it was important for me to have a place to practice therapy where clients are treated with respect. To me this means being able to provide more time and energy to each client so our time together is motivating, inspiring and effective.  In addition, it is important for me that you find the right therapist for your needs and if it is not me, I would love to help you find someone who meets those needs.

My passion for helping others began when I was a young child where I witnessed a lot of negative communication and interactions. My family would often refuse to talk about things for fear of hurting each other and because it was just simply too emotionally painful.  As I got older, I realized how important it is to discuss issues and concerns that arise in relationships no matter how difficult.  I also knew that if families had the right tools to communicate and a better understanding about how their actions affect their loved ones, with practice, they could strengthen their relationships.  In addition, positive communication can help with letting go of feelings of resentment, guilt, and misunderstandings.

When I was 19 years old, I decided I wanted to devote my career to helping others have better relationships with themselves and others.  I volunteered at an organization where families came to heal and strengthen their relationships.  Once I graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a concentration in Adolescence, I moved to the East Coast to live in “the woods” with at-risk teenage boys for three years.  This life changing experience influenced me to attend graduate school at Appalachian State University to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.

I have worked in a variety of settings over the last twelve years including, community-based mental health agencies, school-based settings, integrative care (providing therapy in a doctor’s office), being the clinical supervisor at a day treatment program for children and adolescence, providing therapy in residential treatment facilities treating children and adolescence in both public and private settings, and private practice.  The most important thing I learned throughout my experience is that we are all humans and need connection no matter our means, skills, or intellectual abilities.  Most of us haven’t been taught ways to have healthy connections and I have made it a priority to help others learn these skills to improve their lives.

I would love to help you too!  Please click here to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if I am a good fit for your needs.