Welcome to Speaking Pink! I'm Shannon West.
I'm a therapist for teen girls and twenties women.
Whether in the shoes of a girl or the heels of a woman, we all know what it's like to wrestle with our identity, seek greater fulfillment in relationships, and want a sweeter life.
I'm honored to be in these conversations with you.
The road from girl to woman is an incredible one. It can be fabulous and full of goodness. It can also be tender and overwhelmed with newness. Our teenage years are filled with "firsts," lots of questions, and deep emotion. It's good to travel this road with someone who's been there too.
These are once-in-a-lifetime years of self-discovery. It's a time of soul-searching about our identity and the choices we're making - decisions about career paths, relationships, love and sex. It's a defining season in our families, finding our own path and creating boundaries. The twenty-something years are remarkable, but they aren't always easy. It's nice to have someone with us to share in the journey.
Have you experienced a loss? Perhaps you're grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of a way of living. COVID has created a unique and unprecedented time of loss and grief. There are different types of grief and different styles of grieving, and we all need support when we're in the pain and the promise it will end.