Who I Am
I am an expatriate who's lived in six countries on three continents over the past 15 years. I've been overseas as a single woman, a married woman and now as a wife and mother. I hold master's degrees in education and social work specializing in mental health. I am licensed to practice social work in Pennsylvania and Virginia. I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.
What I Do
I use all of my education, professional training, and experience to help expatriates maximize their unique life experience. I listen. I empathize. I ask questions. I notice patterns. I give insight. I encourage.
I do what I do because I absolutely love it. I love being the invisible guide on the side. I specialize in the needs of expatriates because over the years I saw person after person desperately want to get mental health treatment, but couldn't for a myriad of reasons; afraid of losing their job, afraid of getting "whack-evac'd," living in a country where mental healthcare is non-existent, no privacy within the community, feel ashamed... the list goes on and on. I get it. I really do. And that's why I've made it my mission to remove as many barriers as possible.
Therapist Shannon Miller holds a master’s degree in social work, with a sub-concentration in military studies. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education. Over the past 15 years, Shannon has lived in seven countries on three continents. She held a top-secret security clearance during the years she worked for the State Department.