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You’re one step closer to finding relief.

You may find that you or your child just can’t get the worry out of your head. Or that your brain automatically goes to the worst case scenario in new situations. Or that you had something happen in the past that just keeps coming back up to get in your way. Your losing sleep. You can’t focus. You feel yourself shutting down. Or maybe you just feel disconnected.

You and your child are also full of strengths! Maybe your creative, kind, caring, funny, observant, lively, dedicated, brave, nerdy, loyal……. whatever those strengths are, we will use those in our therapeutic journey.

My clinical focus is supporting those struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, social disconnect, stress, and/or trauma. If you or your child identify as creative, quiet, nerdy, misunderstood, or geeky — then you’ll find the connection you are looking for here!

I know how you feel and I can help you or your child find relief, build social connection, feel confident, and grow skills.

You want a space where you or your child can feel comfortable, safe, supported, validated, and empowered. You’ll find me and my therapy space warm, creative, down-to-earth, sometimes downright silly and culturally sensitive.

We can utilize a variety of approaches depending upon you or your child’s needs including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Expressive Therapies, Creative Arts, DND/geek therapy, and others.

I offer individual and group services to individual tweens (10+) teens, and adults.


Finding the right therapist is an important part of the process. I offer a free 20 minute consultation to help determine if we are a good match for therapy.


We’re a great fit if you or your child identifies as:

  • a “worrier”
  • being sick of intrusive or intense thoughts
  • being consumed by thoughts
  • quiet, shy, or reserved
  • being caught up in your brain a lot of the time
  • a survivor of a traumatic experience
  • nerdy/geeky
  • creative, imaginative, and/or unique
  • humorous or silly

Hi! I’m Kate. My career has focused on supporting children, teens, and adults who struggle with all types of anxiety, panic, OCD, and trauma.

It’s my duty to walk alongside you, support your unique strengths, and shine a light in the darkness. I like to remind clients that you are in the drivers seat, and I’m here to help navigate the journey along the way.

I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and Board-Certified Music Therapist. I have extensive training in EMDR, mindfulness, trauma-based approaches, music therapy, expressive therapies, “geek” therapies, and play therapy.

Connections Creative Arts Therapy

Kate Shannon, LCAT, LCPC MT-BC

(315) 681-7958

kate@thrivecreativetherapy.com

919 S. Winton Road
Suite #313
Rochester, NY 14618

Monday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm