Shannon Smith, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, DRCC
Shannon completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rutgers College before obtaining her Masters in Professional Counseling at Monmouth University. She additionally holds a Post Masters Certificate in Psychological Counseling from Monmouth U. Shannon has over 15 years of experience providing supportive and therapeutic services to adults, adolescents and their families. Her experience involves serving as an in-home behavioral assistant/interventionist for at-risk adolescents as well as an in-home therapist for adolescents and their families who have struggled with severe emotional and psychological issues. Shannon has also worked as a therapist for a facility that serves women and children who were victims of domestic abuse.
Shannon brings to Discovery 8.5 years of experience as a primary therapist at one of the two only inpatient eating disorder inpatient hospitalization programs in the state of New Jersey. She has worked closely with people suffering from eating disorders and co-occurring disorders and their families in both the inpatient and partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient settings. Shannon maintains a private practice that she has owned and operated since 2011, and additionally provides clinical supervisor for Licensed Associate Counselors as an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has participated in many community outreach programs both through speaking engagements and through a weekly support group that she facilitated. Shannon is a proud volunteer for the NJ Disaster Response Crisis team, as well as maintains a membership with the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Shannon has worked as a proud Program Director for Center for Discovery Eating Disorder Program since the start of Discovery’s Outpatient presence in New Jersey in 2016. She has had the privilege of starting both the Paramus Outpatient and Bridgewater Outpatient programs between 2016 and 2017, and has worked as Program Director of both. She is currently the full time Program Director of the Bridgewater facility. Shannon is committed to providing an individualized client and family experience.