Shannon Thompson, LMSW, CAADC
Shannon is a Clinical Social Worker working at Pine Rest since 2002. Prior to coming to Pine Rest she worked as an addictions specialist at Gateway in Kalamazoo, Longford Care Unit in Grand Rapids and St. Jude’s Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Shannon earned her bachelors degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. She earned her master’s degree in Social Work and her Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Abuse from Western Michigan University in 1998.
Shannon currently runs the Intensive Outpatient Program for Dual Disorders at the Kalamazoo Clinic. She also conducts assessments for driver’s license re-instatements for the State of Michigan. Shannon specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, and dual disorders. She also enjoys working with adults and adolescents who are going through change of life issues, stress management and anger management.
I have had the privilege to work at Pine Rest since 2002. This experience has been very fulfilling, personally and professionally. Here at Pine Rest, I have been able to work with people “where they are”. Meaning that if someone wants to discuss faith issues I have been able to talk freely about Jesus Christ and encourage people in a way that was limited at other facilities. It also means that if someone does not want to discuss faith issues, I can respect this and work with them at the level that they are comfortable.
As a Christian, I have come to rely on God’s word for my encouragement. My hope and prayer is that with God’s strength, I can encourage those who come to me in pain. I have always felt that my work as a therapist is not just a job but a calling. And I am grateful to have the opportunity to touch the lives of others.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Coping with Medical Conditions
- Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
- Substance Use / Substance-Related Disorders
1530 Nichols Road
Kalamazoo MI, 49006