myHealth has been providing mental health services to young people and their families for 42 years and has seen an increase in demand over recent years. Our staff is happy to talk to young people about a variety of topics, such as anxiety and stress management, body image, gender identity, sexual orientation, risk-taking behaviors, and relationship and family issues. So if you feel like you need to talk, we’re here and ready to listen.

Individual Counseling

During individual sessions, we will discuss any concerns you have in a safe, confidential space. If you would like to have parents, partners, or other parties join you during your sessions sometimes, that is perfectly okay.

Family Counseling

Therapy can help improve the flow of communication among family members, including immediate and extended family members. By working with the family as a whole, in addition to one on one counseling, myHealth therapists can help families work through difficult issues such as death, divorce and other situations that can bring tension into the living environment.

Short Wait

As of February 2024, the wait time for counseling is shorter than evener. Give us a call at 952-474-3251 to begin the scheduling process.

Shannon Sweeney,

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Shannon is a trained LICSW and received her MSW from the University of Washington in 2015. She has been working with adolescents and young adults for most of her career, with a strong background in juvenile justice.

Shannon’s practice takes a person-centered and humanistic approach that focuses on psychological flexibility and self-acceptance.  She believes in collaborating with clients to create an open and safe space to explore challenges, promote healing, and encourage growth. Shannon uses techniques from various frameworks, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Theory.

Shannon and her partner are new to Minnesota with their two pups, Bucky and Harley. They love all of the great biking that Minnesota has to offer, along with the food! If Shannon isn’t riding on two wheels, you can catch her watching football, finding the best pizza place, or trying to catch ‘em all.

Erin Spencer,

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Erin graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor’s in Social Work in 2014 and from Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s in Social Work in 2015. Erin has worked as a therapist for children, teens, and families with an emphasis on child welfare throughout her career.
Erin centers the client’s needs and experiences in therapy, working with clients to explore and identify their needs. She primarily uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with a trauma focused lens. Erin works to create a safe and welcoming space for all clients, including those with neuro-divergence and LGBTQIA+ clients.
When not working, Erin enjoys spending time with her overly spoiled dog, Katherine. Erin loves going to concerts, comedians, plays, and musicals whenever possible. She is also a passionate supporter of Minnesota United and Minnesota Aurora Soccer Teams. She loves spending time with friends and family, including traveling to visit loved ones who don’t live in the area.
You are not alone.

We all feel down from time to time, feel stressed on occasion and can be overwhelmed by anxiety. It is normal to experience all of these at one time or another.
Finding someone to talk to can help sort it all out. At myHealth our counselors specialize in dealing with the issues teens & young adults face today.
When you are ready to talk about what is weighing on your mind, we are here, just a phone call away.

Ask yourself these questions:
  • Do you ever feel really sad, frustrated, or lonely?
  • Do you feel especially angry, annoyed, or out-of-control?
  • Do you feel very anxious, worried, or guilty?
  • Have you experienced some major problems at home, at school, or in your neighborhood?
  • Have you noticed changes in the way you sleep, eat, or think and feel about life?
  • Is it hard for you to talk about these feelings with your family or friends?
  • Are these feelings having a bad effect on your life – are they making your schoolwork and your relationships with family and friends hard?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, it may be a good idea for you to talk with a therapist.

Learn more about mental health conditions and when to seek help:

Check out this self-compassion exercise one of our therapists created to practice shifting our perspective and be more kind to ourselves.