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tween + teen girls

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. These 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.


twenties women

These are once-in-a-lifetime years of adventure and self-discovery. It's a time of soul-searching about our identity and the choices we're making - decisions about career paths, friendships, 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 on the journey.


today's parents

It takes a village to raise a child. Parenting is the most important role on the planet and it's often the most difficult - especially during the teenage years and in an unprecedented era of social media. Would you appreciate additional support and encouragement? I'd be honored to join you in conversation.

about me

shannon west, therapist

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classrooms + credentials

Welcome to Speaking Pink. I'm Shannon West, licensed therapist for today's teen girls and twenties women. 

Whether wearing 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. 

As a therapist, I'm honored to be in these conversations with you about our journey from girl to woman.

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classrooms + credentials

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Master of Science

Marriage and Family Therapy

Seattle Pacific University

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology, Social Service 

Psychology, Women's Studies

Seattle Pacific University

Licensed in WA State

Marriage and Family Therapist

Member of WAMFT and AAMFT


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In therapy, we might talk about stress and anxiety, experience of social media, self-esteem and confidence, depression or self-harm, body image and disordered eating risk, friendships and "mean girls," dating and sexuality, family relationships, grief and loss, abuse and violence, substance use, academic or career goals. 

If you are encountering an active eating disorder, addiction or suicidal ideation, please seek more specialized care.

contact info

email + phone
425 414 7465 (PINK)

Responses received within 48 hours

For urgent needs, call 911

kirkland location

150 Lake Street South #222, Kirkland WA 98033

Telehealth sessions available

office hours

Monday - Thursday 

Afternoon, Evening by Appointment
Friday - Saturday 

Telehealth by Appointment
Closed Sunday