Veritas Counseling Center, LLC
Shannon K. Spellman, MSW, LCSW, LISAC, LMFT
Over 30 years of clinical experience providing individual, family, couples' and group therapy serving adults and adolescents with special emphasis in treating survivors of incest and sexual abuse, addictions, codependency, recovery issues, challenging adolescents and family systems, PTSD, adolescent life cycle issues, and family of origin issues.
For a wealth of information, answers to FAQ's, clinical philosphy, and the option to immediately reserve an initial appointment online, please visit the primary website at
Additional practice areas include depression and anxiety, stress management, eating disorders, couples' issues, grief and loss, personal growth and coaching. Various seminars and occasional intensive weekend workshops and retreats offered for specific adult client populations. Interventions (both family and executive) for addictions and other self-destructive problems also available
Provide adjunctive Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, families, and groups. Equine Assisted Learning for personal growth and professional development is also offered. To learn more about the Equine Services, visit this page on the website:
To learn more about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and the many benefits as well as the various problems that are treated, visit the following page:
To learn more about Equine Assisted Learning services for personal growth and professional development seminars, visit this page:
The office is located in North Phoenix just west of the 51 and just south of the 101. This is easily accessible from Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Anthem, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, & Paradise Valley.
In addition to her private practice, the therapist is also an author and offers free monthly suggestions for parents of adolescents, for survivors of incest and sexual abuse, and free monthly stress management tips for the general public. These free tips can be seen at the following websites:
She has also published various self-help booklets, and relaxation & guided imagery CD's. These products as well as self-help books by other authors are available on a separate website. For additional information and ordering, please visit the store, a secure ecommerce site, at http://www.hidingstar.com
Training for behavioral health professionals is also offered. There is a workshop coming up in January on using equine assisted psychotheray for trauma resolution. There is also another workshop in January for ethics and cultural diversity. To learn more, visit this page:
A Women's Sexual Abuse Survivor Retreat are offered periodically. For additional information, please visit this page:
A Women's Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivor Group is being formed now. A free telephone screening is required. Call 602-863-3939 to learn more.
Arizona Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC), Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC), Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Equine Assisted Learning, and more
AAMFT-Clinical Member, NAADAC, NASW
• MSW@University of Iowa
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health
LCSW, LMFT, LISAC
Number of Staff
Credit Cards Accepted
Forming Now. Therapist facilitated women's sexual abuse survivor group. Free telephone screening required. Call 602-863-3939 to reserve your spot.
CBT, EMDR, Gestalt, Inner Child, Strength Based, Equine Assisted Psychoterapy & Learning, Family Systems, and more.
Conditions / Issues
Issues Of Abuse
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Consultation Services to Employers
Employee Assistance Counseling
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy