Shannon Peters
PhD • Postdoctoral Fellow

Shannon is a postdoctoral fellow in diversity and multicultural services. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. For the past four 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.

Pronouns

She/her/hers

    Education

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

    The thing I'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