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Shannon Sennott, LICSW

Dialogic PracticeShannon Sennott, LICSW is a senior clinical associate at the Institute for Dialogic Practice. A family and group psychotherapist, Shannon specializes in working with LGBTQ adolescents, individuals and their families, along with couples and families with alternate structures. She is the founder of TRANSLATE GENDER, Inc., an advocacy and educational organization in New York City. She is also a Project Associate at the Gender and Family Project at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She has written key articles utilizing a transfeminist therapeutic approach to gender oppression and transsexual desire.

Shannon earned her M.S.W. from the Smith College School for Social Work and completed additional training at Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society and the Institute for Dialogic Practice, where she completed the two-year program in 2013. Her clinical orientation draws from narrative therapy, dialogic practice and other sources. She has a broad range of expertise in mood disorders, dual diagnosis, trauma and sexuality and gender identity concerns. She has a private practice at the Institute.

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From left to right, Aaron Carter, LICSW, Teri Bryant, MEd, LMFT, Dicla Circelli, MS, and Ross Ellenhorn, PhD.

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For me this approach is more a way of being than a tool. It is an immensely respectful, deeply connecting and very effective way of developing understanding between people.’

Dicla Circelli, M.S.,

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