Counseling &  Psychotherapy


COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY​ for Children, Teenagers, Adults and Couples

Shannon Waters,  LPC

Arise Albany

I am Shannon Waters, LPC and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I hold a master’s degree of arts degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling, Corban University Alumni. I am grateful for my supportive husband of 25 years and our two adult sons and a daughter-in-

law. My greatest past time is spending quality time with my family. I enjoy hiking with my family and three dogs, day trips, watching movies, and reading. I have had the opportunity to work with clients from a variety of backgrounds and faiths. My professional background is to meet the client where they are, build a therapeutic relationship with acceptance in a

nonjudgmental safe environment.

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Can I help you ?

I offer Psychotherapy and Counseling for individuals and couples, tweens 11 years and up. 

Psychotherapy can be helpful in a variety of issues. You can ask for my help if you have challenges in the following areas: 

Depression, Sadness, Grief

Anxiety, Worry or Stress

Trauma or complex trauma (single event, abusive childhood, or relationships)


Relationship conflict, Life transition

Eating disorders. 


I work with clients to live the life they desire, to give themselves the courage to rewrite their story. I will encourage you to build upon your strengths, and to give yourself grace. My goal is to assist you in moving towards self-compassion and away from shame. I strive to be authentic, compassionate to foster a genuine relationship where you feel respected, accepted, seen, and heard. My focus is to help clients find balance in all spheres of life from emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, spiritual, and financially through goals. We work together to establish goals, and to discover your unique journey. I respect the courage it takes to reach out to take the steps to live a joy-filled life by contacting me today. 

Therapeutic Focus

The modalities I use depends on the needs of the client. My overriding goal to walk beside the client to help you identity your strengths, coping skills, and to overcome maladaptive thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. I use psychodynamic to discover where the client is stuck or to identify maladaptive coping strategies. I also utilize mindfulness-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to identify coping strategies that fit with who you are today and who you are striving to be in the future. 


I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings since 2017. I had the opportunity to provide therapy at a university, a free clinic, private practice, and a crisis center. 

Formal Training and Education

I am licensed as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon, License number: C6686. Major coursework includes spirituality, diversity and cultural, human growth and development, group dynamics, addiction, and family systems. 

Hours and Billing

Sessions are scheduled by appointment and are usually 45-55 minutes long depending on insurance and individual need.

In-Person sessions and TeleHealth available

Monday 8 am – 1:30 pm

Tuesday 2 pm – 6 pm

Wednesday 8 am – 1:30 pm

Saturday 3 pm – 8 pm

I am in-network with:

  • IHN (Inter Community Health Network) OHP
  • PacificSource OHP (PSCS)
  • OHP Open Card 
  • PacificSource (Commercial insurance)
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Providence