independent contractor

Shanna O'Brien, LCSW, MSW


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Missouri


Shanna O’Brien is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience working with a diverse population of clients across their lifespans.  Her professional experience includes direct service roles as well as leadership positions in both outpatient agencies and hospitals. 

Shanna’s educational background includes 
a MSW from the University of Kansas, a BSW from the University of Central Missouri, and an advanced certificate from the University of Arizona in Integrative Health and Lifestyle.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  Shanna has completed multiple advanced trainings including Prolonged Exposure Therapy for the treatment of PTSD offered by the University of Pennsylvania and Survivors of Suicide Attempt training through Didi Hirsch in Los Angeles. 

Shanna is experienced in both individual and group therapy.  She is a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist who utilizes evidenced-based modalities while partnering with clients experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship, and/or substance use issues.  Shanna looks forward to the opportunity to partner with clients as they navigate their unique journeys through therapy.  


shanna is accepting new clients at our raytown and briarcliff locations.