About Shannon McFarlin

I’ve spent the last 25 years helping people with relationship dynamics and personal development in therapeutic and business settings. I am trained in systems theory as well as leadership development, and work with individuals, leaders, teams and organizations to identify patterns getting in the way of interpersonal relationships, productivity or blocking potential. I’m here to help you productively manage change and/or conflict and find a more effective and rewarding path forward.

I have a BS in Journalism and a MA in Clinical Psychology. ​I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Brené Brown’s ground-breaking work on shame, vulnerability, resilience and courage building. I am a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, and trained in Dare to Lead Curriculum for teams and leaders.

Read ​what others have shared​ about working with me.


  • M.A. Psychology, Antioch University Seattle
  • BS, Journalism, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Licensing & Credentials

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in WA, CA and IL
  • WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Board Certified Telemental Health Therapist (BC-TMH)
  • Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
  • Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator

Professional Affiliations

  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow
  • CAMFT Clinical Fellow
  • Seattle Counselor’s Association

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(206) 399-6955

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