Shawnna Punteney


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with 19 years of experience. I have worked with people struggling with a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to major life changes. I use a Solution Focused approach in counseling; this is based in cognitive-behavioral ideology. This means that I will share any idea, theory, model, philosophy or life experience that will support the client's growth and development in counseling. I mix counseling and education to help clients understand what may be going on in their lives and let them decide what they want to do about it.

My counseling style is warm, interactive, and direct. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I also encourage educational tools for clients to learn about and understand the issues they may be struggling with.

When I work with couples I view the couple as the client and find that it is imperative not to take sides. Typically miscommunication is at the core of a couples struggle. I work with the couple to identify the true complexities of the struggle within the relationship. As a team, we will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to strive toward resolution.

Congratulations, it takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #829 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by D.I. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Shawnna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Shawnna has shown extreme understanding of my situation with my partner and has been very helpful and patient with us.