Ms. Shannon Amabile is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, California.
Ms. Amabile has been working with creative clients in entertainment since 2015 and has extensive experience supporting the nuanced social and emotional challenges creative professionals face. She aims to help clients navigate the emotional experience of interacting with the “machine” of entertainment and the culture it’s built on and around, so they can cultivate a meaningful and joyful quality of life. She strives to empower clients to process and resolve interpersonal and personal struggles, heal from the pain that echoes from those struggles and prepare clients to feel confident and equipped to meet and overcome future challenges.
Shannon has worked in educational, residential, corporate, and production-related settings as well as in-office and virtually. She has experience supporting clients who face depression, anxiety, challenges in romantic relationships, child-rearing, parenting issues as well as personal growth and adjustment/transition issues, including grief/loss, long term maintenance and recovery from addiction, past personal and family of origin related trauma and abuse, interpersonal relational struggles in personal life and collaborative career relationships.
She likes to use solution-oriented models with a focus on behavioral interventions, to hopefully bring clients a sense of relief as soon as possible and help empower them to make the changes they want to make. She is passionate about working from a curiosity-based, non-judgemental stance and feels privileged to provide space for clients to tell their stories and feel heard.
Her work centers on cultivating hope, promoting self-trust by enabling self-discovery, self-identification and self-interpretation as well as improving communication skills and building mindfulness and de-escalation skills in moments of crisis. Shannon likes to empower clients to value that they are the expert in their lives and validate their ability to be the agent of change.
The modalities she uses in psychotherapeutic treatment are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. She also utilizes Bowen Family Systems, Existential Therapy, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Shannon loves watching movies from the present and past, especially horror films. She enjoys long-boarding and riding my bike as well as laying in the sun staring at the clouds.
Alliant International University
Ms. Amabile attended Alliant International University
Happier Living has been a breath of fresh air for me. My therapist and psychiatrist work together to provide the best care for me. I have never felt uncomfortable speaking openly to any of the staff and I am thankful to them for being able to answer any questions or concerns.