Shannon Adams, MS, LMFT (she/her) Orem

Professional Highlights

I earned an MS in marriage and family therapy (2019) and a BA in sociocultural anthropology (1996) from Brigham Young University. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Utah and have been practicing therapy since 2017. I am a member of the LGBTQ-Affirmative Psychotherapist Guild of Utah, the Mormon Mental Health Association, and the Utah Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.


My greatest skills as a therapist are my warmth, non-judgment, compassion, and utilizing evidence-based approaches. My style as a therapist is to create an environment of safety, warmth, and cultural humility, so that clients can explore, increase their autonomy, and recognize and nurture secure and empowering relationships. My specialties include working with shame and self-criticism that result in depressive or anxious symptoms, faith transitions/expansions, crises of meaning/purpose, women’s concerns, LGBTQIA+ individuals and family members, ethnic-racial minorities, and sexual concerns and/or trauma. I have extensive experience with couples therapy, sex therapy, trauma, faith transitions, and stigmatized identities, as well as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. Internal family systems (IFS) and emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) are my theoretical models of choice because they resonate with my understanding of the relationship between connection, compassion, and healing. In my free time, I love being in nature, especially with my husband, and laughing with my kids.

Shannon has a waitlist and sees people in-person in Orem, and teletherapy with anyone in Utah. 

Progressive Paths Therapy logo | Counseling Services | Orem, UT 84097

1175 South 800 East
Orem, UT 84097

124 S 400 E, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


We specialize in working with diverse and multicultural individuals, couples, and families. All of us specialize in working with issues of social justice and systemic oppression facing minorities.

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