Welcome! My name is Shannon Hendrickson, and I am a clinical psychologist and board approved clinical supervisor. I utilize a person-centered, trauma-informed approach in my work with clients to create safety, decrease distress, and facilitate healing. I believe in harnessing and building upon my clients’ strengths and self-awareness, increasing self-esteem, and providing the space to explore all thoughts and emotions as they come to a deeper understanding of themselves. Through this process, I believe clients have the power and capacity to reach acceptance, allow forgiveness (when desired), and solve problems.
The most important element of successful mental health treatment is the therapeutic relationship. I recognize the value in the relationships I have with my clients and the role it plays in creating a safe and welcoming environment to explore their distress. I prefer a narrative approach rather than a structured, manualized treatment model, and through this modality, I companion my clients through their self-exploration process.
I graduated with my Psy.D. in 2015 from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology. My clinical rotations included home-based bereavement therapy in hospice, individual and group therapy in residential group homes for adults, interventions in community mental health, and completion of forensic evaluations within the Maricopa County justice system.
I attended an EMDRIA-approved EMDR training in 2019, and I conceptualize trauma through an EMDR lens. While I do not provide EMDR processing through a telehealth platform, I am happy to help my clients find an appropriate EMDR therapist, should the need arise.
I worked as the Lead Psychologist for the Indiana Department of Correction and the Arizona Department of Corrections from 2014-2017. I then served as Clinical Director for the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections from 2017-2020. I have worked in private practice providing individual telehealth therapy since 2020. In my current role, I provide individual telehealth therapy to adult clients, clinical supervision for associate-level clinicians and post-doctoral residents, and oversee a variety of administrative and clinical projects and responsibilities.
On the personal side, I am originally from Chicago (like most of the Phoenix population!) and have lived in Arizona since 2008. In my free time, I stay busy with four dogs and a cat. If I’m not in session, I’m usually found outside in the garden, hiking in the wilderness, camping, or reading books. My personal interests include history, geology, and passionate about social justice causes.