Shannon Byrnes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 15 years in the Los Angeles Area. Her clinical work has led her to specialize in early attachment, trauma and its effect on the brain and ultimately on sense of self and interpersonal relationships. Her work has evolved into a thriving practice specializing in the treatment of self-esteem and body image issues, life transitions, relationship issues and marital conflict, complicated grief, traumatic stress, PTSD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and addiction.
Shannon is passionate about helping individuals and couples heal. She brings her passion of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, psychoanalysis and Havening into the room to help people recover and discover their sense of self, move from a fear-based place to a place of hope and possibility. Oftentimes this means helping people transcend a lifetime of pain, feelings of worthlessness, shame, powerlessness, loss of identity and maladaptive coping evident in self-medicating, over-exercising, disordered eating, self injury, perfectionism and abusive relationships.
Shannon is committed to helping people heal from the "inside-out" and within their relationships. In couples' work her focus is facilitating each partner's capacity to attune to and support the other's personal growth. Shannon fosters the revealing of one's self through an expression of feelings and thoughts, without blaming or accusing, teaching them to respond with empathy while holding onto themselves. Shannon's goal is to create a safe haven for individuals and couples to deepen their capacity for presence, healing, fulfillment and connection and achieve lives not only free from symptoms but filled with a new sense of vitality and hope.
"I truly admire those willing to embark on the courageous journey toward transformation and am honored to stand beside them in their quest for happier, healthier, more productive and successful lives. I am so grateful and excited to be doing this work with such an incredible team here at Dr. Kate Truitt and Associates." ~ Shannon Byrnes