Welcome! My name is Shannon Wiseley. I am a private practice therapist specializing in maternal mental health issues. I am passionate about helping women who are struggling with depression and anxiety during pregnancy or during the postpartum period. I also work with women who have suffered traumatic birth experiences and are struggling emotionally from that event. I often work closely with the women's partner and family to provide education and understanding and to develop the mother's support system. Having a supportive network of family and friends is crucial during this time. I also work with couples who are dealing with the emotional effects of infertility or have lost a baby through miscarriage or stillbirth.
I am a professional member of Postpartum Support International and work closely with the local PSI coordinators who offer free peer support groups for perinatal women. I am currently in the process of obtaining Florida licensure, practicing as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. I have been a counselor for the past 7 years and have worked in the mental health field since 2005 holding positions within a variety of settings and working with various age groups and issues.
My passion for maternal mental health began after my own bout of postpartum anxiety that I experienced after the birth of my first child. I did not realize at the time what was happening to me because it did not "look" like depression. I thought what I was experiencing was just "normal" feelings that all first-time mothers had. It wasn't until much later that I realized what I felt was not normal. It is my mission to provide information and education to women and healthcare professionals about this common but misunderstood and under diagnosed issue. I can often be found giving presentations to obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians and the general public as well. With greater awareness, more women can receive the help they desperately need.
I am a mother of two wild and sweet little boys, a wife, a daughter and a sister. I love yoga, nature, good food, and watching reruns of 80's & 90's sitcoms.
Shannon Wiseley, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
License No. IMH12949
Supervisor: Janine Kinnison, LMHC
Supervisor License: MH10790