Shannon Peterson, LISW

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Shannon is a Licensed Independent Social Worker focused on working with adolescents and adults. She has 15+ years of experience in the Human Services field working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. Shannon has training in Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Process Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She takes a person-centered, solution-focused, strengths-based approach that celebrates a client's successes and validates their experiences. Shannon sees the client as the experts in the therapy room and herself as there to observe and walk with them as they navigate their life challenges and changes. 


Shannon believes that when we are seen, accepted, understood and celebrated for who we are that is where healing can begin. To have someone see and honor all the parts of ourselves and our lives is empowering. Sometimes life is just messy. Sometimes it feels like more than we can handle. It helps to have a space to unload and explore everything that you’re experiencing.


Shannon meets each client with compassion and empathy and provides a safe, non-judgmental space. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. They deserve to be treated fairly and with consistency. It is important to the therapeutic process to establish a relationship where you feel emotionally safe to explore what you have experienced in your life.


She strives to empower others to develop the skills and tools they need to be successful. Shannon's goal is to help you create awareness about your life, so you can decide where you want to make changes. The therapy process will focus on your strengths and work through barriers that prevent you from living your best life.


Master of Social Work degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Bachelor of Psychology degree from Hastings College

Accepted Insurance

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

United Healthcare


Midland's Choice


Medicaid: Amerigroup, Iowa Total Care

Private payment (no sliding scale)

Please Note: Unity Point Plans of any kind are not accepted