About me

Adolescents, teens and young adults are often overlooked in the importance of their mental and emotional health. Their perspectives, values and goals may differ from previous generations making the world, relationships, and self difficult to navigate. With positive, compassionate, non-judgmental therapeutic support their journey through this scaffolding stage of development can be easier, more focused, and a healthy foundation for independent adulthood.
I am a Doctor of Behavioral Health licensed as an LPC in Colorado with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and integrated behavioral/mental health provider with patients across the lifespan. I have supported the health and mental/behavioral health clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, family/parent problems, and homelessness. Additionally, I have helped many people who have experienced mental/physical trauma and abuse.
My therapy style is trauma informed and patient centered; non-judgmental and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is an eclectic mix of trauma informed, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CO LPC 0012675


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Pamela Shannahan-Sturgon. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Excellent provider! We really like her and feel like she is very knowledgeable!

Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Shannahan-Sturgon is second to none. She is everything one would hope a therapist would be: Experienced, warm, understanding, flexible, and a calming presence who is extremely skilled at working through the parts that seem unsolvable. I am so thankful we found her!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 2 weeks

She is very professional so helpful and very easy to trust also I feel she is helping so well with my son

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Pamela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

She is wonderful.

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Shannahan-Sturgon has been immensely helpful and we greatly appreciate all of her expertise and knowledge with addressing any and all of our concerns. We believe that we have become stronger in our relationship, and as individuals, from after only a month

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Shannahan-Sturgon is the most helpful therapist I’ve had in years (I’ve gone through three in the last year). She listens carefully and asks questions to get me thinking about my behaviors and reactions to situations to help me cope with and heal my CPTSD (which she has helped me reframe as PTSR (“response” as opposed to “disorder”)). Always kind and never judgmental, she is truly an advocate for me.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Pamela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Working online with Dr. Shannahan-Sturgon has been great. She is a very caring therapist, and seeing her by video has been very convenient. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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