About Jennifer Shannon


Jennifer Shannon is the author of Don’t Feed The Monkey MindThe Anxiety Survival Guide For Teens and The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens published by New Harbinger Press. She has just finished her fourth book titled A Teens Guide to Getting Stuff Done on procrastination.  She speaks regularly at local and national conferences and has been featured on numerous radio shows, podcasts and news media.  She was the co-founder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Therapy.

She is a Certified Diplomat of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy , a graduate of the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute for OCD and  a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the International OCD Foundation.



Do I need to come every week?


Yes, at the beginning of therapy it is important that you come in each week so that we can develop a treatment plan and begin interventions. As therapy progresses, we can discuss how often you will need to come in.

How long does a session last?

The sessions are usually 50 minutes long.

Do you ever schedule sessions outside of the office?

Yes, depending on what we are working on, sometimes sessions are scheduled away from the office.  For example, for social phobia we may meet at a mall, for OCD some sessions may take place in your home, and for driving phobias, some sessions may involve driving.

What are your fees?

My fee is $170 for the initial consultation appointment and $145 for sessions after that.

Do you take insurance?


I am not on any insurance panels and I do not bill insurance directly.  However, you may get reimbursed by your insurance.  Call you insurance provider and ask if you plan has out of network mental health benefits.  If it does, you would pay me at the time of service and then I can generate a statement that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.


Do you accept credit cards?


Yes, I accept credit, debit, HSA and FSA cards using Ivy Pay.  I also accept cash and checks.

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