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Heather Shannon
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Heather Shannon, Sex Therapist in Saint Petersburg, FL


I work with queer, kinky and/or non-monogamous people to help them explore who they are as a sexual being and how they want to show up in their relationships. This can include anything from getting more comfortable with who you are to seeing what that might look like in the real world and figuring out how you can get more into alignment in this area of life. Nothing is TMI and nothing is off limits when it's a sincere part of your healing. When I say "judgment-free zone," I mean it. I work with individuals and relationship partners and have completed levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Couples Counseling training.
A bit more about me and how I practice: I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and have been in practice for over 12 years. I'm also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (there are fewer than 1000 of us in the whole country!) and an Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist.
IFS is my primary modality and focuses on working with varous "parts" of ourselves (think inner critic, inner child, etc) by accessing our Self energy (higher consciousness). One of the important tenants of IFS is that there are "no bad parts" and I think that's especially important when it comes to intimacy. ALL of our parts mean well even if they confuse us or behave in a way that creates unwanted consequences. Our work is to create a safe space for these parts to heal and shift into more helpful and supportive roles in your system. Working with clients using IFS has lead to some pretty profound results and people may notice results in as little as 1-3 sessions. I also incorporate mindfulness, thought work and law of attraction principles into my work.
Unlike many therapists, I choose to work as a coach. That means I can work with clients located all over the world! My signature 3-month program is called "Intimacy Infusion" and in addition to bi-weekly meetings with me, you get unlimited access to me M-F via WhatsApp so you can process your insights and get past your obstacles faster. You'll also get access to my Emotional Intelligence course and the Intimacy Infusion workbook so you have all the foundational knowledge you need to have amazing intimate relationships. This allows us to work more efficiently and focus your sessions directly on the healing work rather than educational information. Working with me as a coach also means you will not be diagnosed and we are not treating any medically necessary conditions. As a result, please note that my work is not covered by any insurance plans. I do have payment plans available though!
If you think this sounds like it could be a great fit, check out my website or apply for a discovery call at
If you'd like to get a better sense for my personality and philosophy, I invite you to check out my "Ask A Sex Therapist" podcast at or on any podcast app. You can also find a video version of the podcast at
Heather Shannon is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Saint Petersburg

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed
  • License State: Illinois
  • License Number: 180007881, received
  • Certificate in Sexual Health from University of Michigan, Internal Family Systems Therapist, Certifi


  • Attachment
  • Body Image
  • Codependency Relationships
  • Commitment Issues
  • Communication
  • Dating Coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Gender & sexual identity
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Marriage
  • Men Issues
  • Polyamory
  • Pre-marriage
  • Rape & Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Transgender
  • Women\'s Issues

Types of Therapy:

  • Positive Psychology
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Sex Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychoeducation
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Marriage And Family Therapy
  • Strength Based Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Lgbtq Therapy
  • Codependency Therapy
  • Forgiveness Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Spirituality Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Spirituality Therapy
  • Pre-Marriage

Working With Marriages for:

  • 12 Year(s)

Language(s) Spoken:

  • English

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