Patrick Shanahan


About me

I ran an outpatient clinic as part of a runaway and homeless youth shelter for 18 years. We provided case management, individual and family therapy to youth and their families. We did this both in the shelter and in the community. We utilized problem solving approaches including structural, strategic and other modalities any therapist had training in. My personal approach includes same family therapy problem solving, structural, strategic, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral, trauma and addiction therapies. I trained and supervised paid staff and graduate students. I worked in conjunction with a local university to conduct research which enabled us to improved our working therapy model and process. During this time I completed 29 hours towards a PH.D in family therapy. I was also offered a fellowship with a local graduate school. I have worked with many couples in private practice and in conjunction with family work.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 38

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


MO LCSW 000602


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Patrick Shanahan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I always learn something with each session. Very helpful and insightful counselor.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far so good!

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is great!! Very kind and considerate. Very insightful person. He also knows when to.probe and when to let it go. I am truly enjoying our journey with him!

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Patrick is the best of the best at what he does. I was so thankful to have been matched with him as a therapist. I have faith he will guide me to the right destination and help me find the right tools to navigate through all my issues and concerns in a healthy manner. I already appreciate him so much even after just 2 sessions, one as a one on one and one with my partner. He listens, understands, genuinely cares, helps us open up and bring our problems to the surface, and gives the greatest advice.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I began counseling for help with communicating with each other.
Patrick has been supportive, drew out communication and was respectful of our goals for therapy. This was our first experience with therapy and Patrick has been extremely helpful! We made breakthroughs without even realizing it, he was constantly available and extremely engaged. When we decide to come back to therapy, we will look for him again. Thank you!

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Patrick for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and has been helpful with addressing our main concerns and goals.

Work with me!