About the Author
K. Spellman, M.S.W. is an author and psychotherapist in private practice in
Phoenix, Arizona. She specializes in treating adult and adolescent survivors of incest
and sexual abuse, challenging adolescents and family systems, addictions,
codependency, and recovery issues, adolescent life cycle issues, posttraumatic
stress disorder, family of origin issues and interventions. Additional practice areas
include anxiety, depression, couples' issues, grief and loss, eating
disorders, stress management, personal growth and coaching. With over 28
years of clinical experience, she provides
individual, couples', family, and group therapy, and also offers Seminars and occasional
Weekend Intensive Workshops and
Retreats. In addition to her professional qualifications, Shannon is also
highly committed to her own recovery and personal growth.
an author, and as a therapist and facilitator, she gently and appropriately
blends together her personal experience and professional skill in a nurturing
manner that allows others to safely heal and move forward in their lives.
Shannon divides her leisure time between the desert and the mountains and enjoys
Spiritual pursuit, hiking, dancing, camping, trail riding with her horses, and playing with her dogs
Shannon also offers presentations and facilitates training workshops for other
therapists on various topics, including working with incest/sexual
abuse survivors, and working with challenging oppositional and delinquent adolescents in
outpatient settings. She utilizes a down to earth yet professional style, in
both her therapy practice and her training, that allows the participants to
feel comfortable and relaxed. As an author she maintains this same style
in a manner that helps the reader/listener to identify and challenge their own
ineffective coping techniques while building new skills and strengthening the
resources they already possess.
For additional information regarding the author's psychotherapy practice, you
are encouraged to visit
The author also publishes
free monthly suggestions on separate sites.