Shannon Carlin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
San Diego CA
I work with clients virtually providing telehealth via secure video conferencing. 60- and 90-minute sessions are available. After an initial session to get to know you and what you would like to focus on together, sessions are guided by the client to address the areas they have identified as priorities. Through talk therapy, reflection, experiential activities and "homework" assignments (optional!) I aim to provide clients with resources and support to work through challenges and move towards growth and wholeness. In this collaboration we continue to assess progress and priorities as well as a course of therapy that makes sense for the client. I offer short-term and long-term therapy.
Shannon is dedicated to the human process of growth and healing, that of her clients as well as her own. Shannon is the Chief of Therapy Training and Supervision at the MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In this role, she leads the development and implementation of clinical training and supervision programs that prepare clinicians and counselors to deliver MDMA-assisted therapy in approved clinical settings around the world. Shannon started working with MAPS in 2011. Shannon has helped develop programs around the world offering training and support for psychedelic therapy, integration, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care. Shannon has served as a co-therapist on MAPS-sponsored Phase 2 trials researching MDMA-assisted therapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness and MDMA-assisted therapy for severe PTSD. She continues to work with clients delivering transpersonal psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. Her clinical work serves adults and adolescents experiencing post traumatic stress, depression, relationship challenges, and existential crises. Some common themes that have emerged from her therapeutic practice include: cultivating relationship with self, expanding self awareness, improving interpersonal communication, and deepening sense of self worth. Shannon has facilitated retreats and workshops on compassionate communication and trauma-informed approaches. Shannon received her master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. An adventurer at heart, Shannon can be found in nature, gardening, running, and dancing. She celebrates and cultivates relationship and community and is passionate about life, love, and thriving.