I'm Michael Shahan, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing at Moss and Main Therapy Group in Kansas City, MO.
Why I'm A Therapist
I've been “stuck” before. Really, really stuck. I've experienced hurt, shame, anxiety, and extreme feelings of inadequacy. But, I know those things don't define me. I also know everyone struggles with their own problems. Unfortunately, instead of defining our anger, our anxiety, our addiction, or our trauma as the problem, people often believe they are the problem.
When I learned that wasn't true, I felt a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders. When someone told me it was okay to be exactly me, it was like I had been set free.
It hurts me that some people never learn that.
I'm a therapist because people need to know that they are not the problem. The problem is the problem. And there are ways to overcome that problem.
Masters of Science in Family Therapy (2017)
- Full-time licensed and practicing therapist.
- Trained in narrative therapy, EMDR, emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, internal family systems, sand tray therapy, and play therapy.