SHANNON DE YCAZA, LMHC
Supervisor, Senior Therapist (she/her/hers)
Shannon is a Mental Health Counselor providing therapy for adults, adolescents, and couples. After working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for almost a decade assisting patients and their families, she decided to pursue counseling, aligning her passions of helping others and mental wellness.
Shannon takes a collaborative approach in helping her clients make meaning out of their experiences. She has seen repeatedly how learning more about ourselves, along with having tools and strategies for the future, gives us a sense of agency and empowerment toward healing. She focuses on the relationship she has with her clients and strives to create a safe space for them to be their authentic selves in working towards betterment and fulfillment.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University. Shannon has completed clinical training for couples counseling from the renowned Gottman Institute, received LGBTQ Safe Zone certification as well as attended training seminars in mindfulness, multiculturalism, grief and bereavement. Additionally, she has been certified by the Seleni Institute, specializing in maternal mental health focusing on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Shannon completed her clinical internship at the Wellness Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, seeing a diverse clientele for intakes and weekly therapy.
Shannon is a professional member of the American Counseling Association.
Shannon works from a Psychodynamic and Relational perspective, integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques in assisting clients to achieve their goals. This eclectic approach allows Shannon to develop a thorough conceptualization of what brought her clients to therapy as well as an active plan for the present and future, tailored to her clients’ needs and goals.
Her specialties include working with individuals undergoing life transitions, dating/relationship issues, premarital or marital challenges, prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum concerns, family conflicts, divorce, infertility, and bereavement.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I have been seeing Shannon for almost 7 months. I had been thinking about going to therapy for years, but felt nervous to begin. Shannon has been wonderful! She is so kind, warm and has helped me identify patterns. She is very flexible, responsive and will do a phone session if I need. I feel excited about my future and know it is a direct result from my work with her."