Meet Shannon Mandadi


About Shannon

Shannon obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2006 from San Diego State University. After working for a couple of years in counseling she changed course and decided to gain experience in the area of disability advocacy. She worked in Arizona State University’s Disability Resource Center for several years and has spent the past decade serving in a leadership role with a blindness rehabilitation training center in Phoenix.

Shannon has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples and also has specialized training and experience supporting people through the life challenges surrounding grief and loss. Other areas of interest include prenatal and postpartum challenges and concerns.


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Shannon strongly believes that her role as a therapist is to hold a safe space for clients so that they may explore their life challenges to create the changes they desire. She has an absolute passion for supporting necessary systemic change. Whether she is working with an individual, a couple or serving as a disability advocate she believes that we must evaluate our systems, whether family or our larger community, to determine how we can move them to a new chapter that can make life better and healthier for everyone involved.

As a blind person, Shannon understands and appreciates the challenges of living in a marginalized group and the importance of working to make things better for all individuals who experience oppression. She is able to utilize her other senses and her clinical ability to connect with clients at an incredibly deep and authentic level. As a wife and mother she connects with the daily challenges of marriage and family life. Being truly present in her own family is her first priority and she wants to support others in figuring out how they can be present in their family system in whatever way is most authentic for them.

“Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield

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