Shannon Peters

Shannon is completing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. For the past three years she has worked in university counseling settings and has a passion for supporting students as they navigate emerging adulthood. Shannon takes a relational feminist approach to counseling. She believes that connection is the root of psychological well-being, and striving for connection and acceptance, in all areas of life and the self, is the strongest mechanism for change. She draws from emotion focused therapy, relational cultural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.

She has extensive experience working with college students from sexual and gender minority identities and working with survivors of sexual violence.


  • MS, Mental Health Counseling - University of Massachusetts Boston
  • BA, Behavioral Neuroscience - Purdue University

The place you'd most like to see or thing you'd most like to do:

Being new to Colorado, I want to hike a 14er!

Areas of interest:

Identity development and concerns, relationship issues, LGBTQ identity needs, transgender health, trauma, sexuality, depression and anxiety, women’s issues, outreach, multicultural/diversity issues