When you talk with Shannon Schneider, you feel as if she’d listen calmly and closely all day.
It’s who she is, and who she’s been throughout her career that has always focused on taking care of others’ well-being.
“Listening has always felt natural to me. It’s in my DNA, and when people sense that, they tend to open up,” she said. “When they do, we’re able to problem solve together.”
One of the therapists at Two Roads Wellness Clinic in Champaign and Danville, Shannon invites you to begin talking with her so she can help you with whatever you might need to up your well-being level.
In the last two decades, she worked with children, teens, adults and seniors in a host of outpatient settings, including community mental health, child welfare and healthcare.
Now in private practice, she sees a recurring theme: the ever-present state of being overwhelmed.
“I think social media and our world in general affect so many of us feeling overwhelmed all the time,” she said. “Even though many of my clients experience the same thing, I individualize how I work with each of them so they can make healthy progress in a kind and trusting environment.”
For people of all ages, she suggests doing your best to reduce self-imposed pressure.
“To people who are 25 and worried because they don’t have everything figured out, I say, ‘Enjoy getting to know your age.’ I give them permission to be young and to take the time they need to figure out what makes them happy, healthy and motivated,” she said.
She insists self-care is key—both for clients and the therapists who listen to them.
When she’s not in work mode, Shannon and her husband turn to music and sports to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy one another’s company.
“I was raised on music. We’ve been going to concerts forever,” Shannon said, listing her recent favorites—Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks.
And while they both cheer for the Illini, they make Major League Baseball season work as she supports her Cardinals and he maintains his White Sox fan status.
Time with family often means game night—Catch Phrase and Guesstures. And she’s a fan of romantic comedies like Grease and The Wedding Singer.
Shannon enjoys her life, complete with its large and small bumps in the road. She wants her clients to do the same, and stands ready to listen to help them make that happen.
To talk with Shannon or any of the other therapists at Two Roads,
please call 217-651-6801 or visit www.tworoadswellnessclinic.com today.