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Counselors & Appointments

Shan Bishop, MEd, LMHC

For Telehealth/Online Appointments

(617) 958-6318 View Availability Join Virtual Waiting Room

Counseling Style

Shan believes in providing a safe, confidential, and comfortable environment for individual’s in the counseling process.  At some point in our lives, we all face challenges. It is helpful to be able to talk to someone who will listen without judgement. Shan believes that through connection, trust and rapport, people can talk openly about their needs and develop a way to manage the difficulties they face more effectively. Shan enjoys working together with individuals to collaboratively establish goals, embrace a growth mindset, and help with recognizing strengths and skills.


Shan obtained her M.Ed in counseling and human services from Lehigh University and is a master’s level counselor whose specialties include school counseling. She has years of experience working as a counselor with all ages at schools, colleges, and community-based outpatient clinics.  Shan uses a humanistic perspective that strives to encourage individuals to fulfill their potential and wellbeing. She also believes that each person is unique and is adaptable in her treatment approaches.  Shan uses a combination of approaches to counseling with elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution focused, mindfulness, skill building and goal setting.  Shan is also a parent to three children.


  • Eating Disorders (Anorexia/Bulimia/Binge Eating)
  • Peak Performance/Performance Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Parenting Issues
  • PTSD/Acute Stress
  • Academic/Occupational/Work Issues/Career
  • Anxiety/Panic/Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement
  • Health/Medical Problems
  • Self-Injurious Behaviors/Self-harm
  • Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD)

Clinical Modalities + Treatments

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Authored Articles & Interviews

PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder Treatment in Massachusetts

March 27, 2022

Inspired Change with Shan Bishop, MEd, LMHC

November 19, 2023