Shannon Draper, MA
Parent Coach & Transition Specialist
For over 15 years I have been working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of positions, though my work with families began long before my therapeutic training did. Over time my skills and style have become more specialized, earning a master's degree from Lesley University with a concentration in child and adolescent traumas.
My experience has allowed me to support families in multiple roles over the years, most recently as a Clinical Director for a therapeutic boarding school. Aside from my specialty and expertise in trauma work, I am well versed in working with individuals and their families needing support with issues arising from lack of self esteem or a strong sense of identity, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and other troubling behaviors. In each role in which I have served I have been privileged to be invited into families' lives in their most vulnerable moments. The courage and resilience that I have been permitted to witness has been an incredibly humbling experience that I continue to learn from.
I believe empathy, authenticity, and humor are important in all healing. My style is intentional and direct with warmth and compassion. As a parent I understand that it truly takes a village, there is bravery in seeking support, and a critical component in growth is being honest with ourselves about strengths, struggles, and goals.
Shannon is an incredibly compassionate and skilled individual who has a truly special ability to connect with her clients and create a safe place where they feel safe and heard. I have seen Shannon work successfully with a variety of clients and families that are struggling with a range of mental health issues. She is a consummate professional, yet extremely personable and has a tremendous ability to connect and support people from all walks of life. I wouldn't hesitate to confidently recommend her to work with and support families to develop new skills and lasting solutions.
It is important to note that a child in clinical crisis — such as self-harm or suicidal ideation — must be supported by an individual or family therapist, not Solutions Parenting Support. Our crisis parent coaching support is meant to help you with highly challenging situations within the parenting dynamic and give you strategic solutions to better respond to your child’s behaviors.