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Meet Dr. Shannon Goecke-Watson

Licensed Psychologist

I believe that healing from past hurts and traumas occurs when people are offered the opportunity to heal in a safe and healthy environment. I value working collaboratively with my patients and strive to create an equal power balance in our relationship. This means that clients who work with me get to make decisions about what they believe is the best course of treatment for them. I regularly tell my clients, "You will always be the expert on you and you will always know you better than I do."

I consider all facets of a person when I present treatment approaches. In addition to a multicultural feminist therapy approach, I also use evidence-based skills and techniques from other therapy modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Person-Centered Therapy. I have found that the combination of these therapies foster healing.


  • Psychologist & Trainee in Multiple Medical Settings

  • Psychologist & Trainee in Holistic Healing Center

  • Psychotherapist Trainee in Nonprofit Dedicated to Healing Domestic Violence

  • Psychotherapist Trainee in Community Nonprofit Dedicated to Healing with Diverse Populations

  • Previous Advocate at Domestic Violence Shelters

Education &

  • Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)
    from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Masters in Counseling Psychology (MA)
    from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Licensed Psychologist LP6324 - Minnesota

  • Licensed with PsyPact to provide individuals with
    therapy in PsycPact participating states since 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Credentialed with National Register of Health Service Psychologists

  • Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)

  • MPA Governing Council General Member

  • American Psychological Association (APA)

  • International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D)

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