About me

9 years defines my experience providing dual diagnosis mental health related counseling services to adolescents, adults and elders in a variety of inpatient/outpatient services in the criminal justice system in conjunction with integrated clinical health systems services. This experience gave me a new direction and way of life consisting of personal growth and change I would like to share with you. Our goal is to share my experiences with those who seek to enhance their level of personal growth and change. Serving adolescents, adults, elders, couples, families and groups with my training in an eclectic variety of treatment modalities, the actual counseling approach with a given client is determined by your preference and personal goals. With the hope that your goals will center around the self discovery of personal strengths and yielding an increase in self esteem you will realize that your integrity is the most valuable asset about yourself. Upon this discovery you will be able to share with others as you become an extension of the counseling process. My theory is when people have hope and learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs and attitudes they create the biology of courage. By normalizing stress people are free to experience change. At Franciccan University I was made aware and adapted my Christian basesd counseling approach to center around the Eleven Human Emotions that describe the pleasure, appetite or human emotions. The goal to acquire the good through Love Desire and Joy and to avoid the evil of Hate Aversion and Sadness. These emotions make up the heart or inner core of mans emotional life. For difficult issues it is wise to recognize the Utilitatian or assertive emotions of Hope Courage and Anger versus Despair and Fear. These Emotions give us the energy necessary to overcome obstacles that separate us from the things that are hard to get and what we really want. Clients are encouraged to engage in each component of the Eleven Human Emotions that will give them clarity and a renewed realtionship with the Holy Spirit thus gaining compassion for themselves and others. What do you have to lose and you have everything to gain by trying!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


CO LPC 0013565

AZ LPC LPC-18189

OR LPC C7208


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

Written on Nov 19, 2023 after therapy with William for 1 month

We are very new in this process and don’t know each other very well yet. So far he’s been supportive, offering me very helpful worksheets to help me untangle my thoughts and diminish my overactive on steroids inner-critic!
So far, so good!

Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with William for 2 weeks

extremely polite and good therapist. I always feel like he listens to what I have to say. He’s an awesome guy!

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with William for 3 months

I love Tom’s approaches to building happiness, being mindful of our thoughts, and working through difficult emotions. Absolutely one of the best experiences I’ve had with counseling.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks

William listens to me without judgment and helps strategize with me to work on myself.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 weeks

William (Tom) Shanahan supports me with helpful questions and careful listening, encourages my self-discovery as well as offers needed perspective and insights. I appreciate that Tom offers me steps to take between sessions and responds in a timely manner to communications. Thanks to working with Tom, I am learning and feeling more encouraged.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with William for 5 months

Knows how to identify your issues, has many tools to help hand your problems in a way that helps you address your issues. He is very friendly and knowledgeable and intrested in the individual.

Work with me!