Shannon Young, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

ASSOCIATE CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Shannon Young, LMFT

Shannon Young, LMFT, has 20 years of experience in the field of counseling, in a variety of settings—including 12 years of full-time private practice specializing in marriage and family therapy, with a focus on anxiety and substance abuse. Shannon holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and was also certified as a Gestalt Therapist through an intensive two-year program at the Connecticut Center for Gestalt Training. Between 1992 and 1995, she completed additional training in the area of substance abuse treatment, at the Center for Substance Abuse Training, Middletown, Connecticut.

In her private practice, Shannon has offered marriage, family, and individual therapy, at two office locations, in Danbury and Southbury, Connecticut. Prior to opening her practice, Shannon served as a psychotherapist at CPC Associates and Family Study Center in Danbury, Connecticut; at Danbury High School’s school-based mental health clinic; in a group psychotherapy practice based in Brookfield, Connecticut; with the Chemical Dependency Center at Danbury Hospital; and at Youth Options/Liberation Programs in Stamford, Connecticut.

Newport Academy…in her own words

“We offer a collaborative, structured, and open-minded approach to treatment, and a commitment to caring for the entire family.” —Shannon Young

Select Achievements

  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

  • Undergraduate degree from Western Connecticut State University, Danbury

  • Certification in Gestalt Training from the Connecticut Center for Gestalt Training, New Haven

  • Professional Development in the area of substance abuse treatment at the Center for Substance Abuse Training, Middletown, Connecticut

  • Member of the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Licensed by the state of Connecticut in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Founder and President of Southern Connecticut State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Club, 1993–1995