Last updated: 10/18/2019

Shannon K. Spellman, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, LISAC (602) 863-3939
Last Updated: 10/18/2019
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor
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Years of Experience: 39

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


AZ - LCSW [LCSW-1018]
AZ - Marriage & Family Therapist [LMFT-0308]
AZ - Chemical Dependency Professional [LISAC-0101]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Certified in
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Level II Clinician
Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed (LMFT)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Provider has over 35 years of clinical experience and offers individual, family, couples, group therapy, and  equine assisted therapy serving adults and adolescents with special emphasis in addictions and codependency, sexual abuse recovery, PTSD, challenging adolescents & family systems, and family of origin issues.  Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and grief issues are also treated. Personal growth and development and stress management are also offered. Community seminars, weekend intensives, EAP & SAP services, professional consultation, and professional training also provided.

Weekend Intensive Workshops & Retreats are offered periodically.

Stress Management and other Seminars are also offered on occasion.

Office and Contact Information
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Veritas Counseling Center, LLC
3240 E. Union Hills Dr., Ste. 123
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 863-3939

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Substance Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Sexual Abuse/Rape Trauma/PTSD
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Adoption/Foster Care Anxiety/Panic Disorders Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dissociative Disorders Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Grief/Loss Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Phobias Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Women's Issues
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Cognitive/Behavioral EMDR Gestalt Meditation/Relaxation Somatic Experiencing Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Coaching Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Education Consultation Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Expressive Therapy Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Relational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Family Systems Group Individual
Other methods:
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Caregivers Children of Divorce Corrections Officers First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: $100
Group: $45
Family: $100

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral


Women Survivors of Childhood Incest/Sexual Abuse
Telephone screening and individual intake assessment required. 90 minute group. Minimum of a six month commitment. Discounts available for advance monthly payment.
Group Focus: Sexual Abuse/Rape - Survivors
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: Veritas Counseling Center, LLC
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: (602) 863-3939
Meeting Time: Evening
Meeting Frequency: Every 1 weeks on