Shannon Kolakowski, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice providing treatment for adults, couples and adolescents. Her professional background has included a broad range of clinical settings, including a psychiatric hospital, academic institutions, an outpatient mental health clinic, psychological assessment, and crisis intervention settings. Her post-doctoral experience included working with teens, parents and teachers in the school system and managing the San Diego Harmonium Parent/Youth Partner Program.
She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the college and graduate school level, teaching Marriage and Family, Counseling, and Psychology courses. She has conducted research on weight loss and obesity in men.
Dr. Kolakowski is active in the psychology community. She served as past council member and membership chair of the Washington State Psychological Association and was awarded an Outstanding Service Award for 2011. She writes a blog for Division 31 of the American Psychological Association and serves as Chair of the Early Career Psychology Task Force of APA Division 31.
Dr. Kolakowski’s is a contributing expert for dailyRX.com and writes a blog for Huffington Post. Her therapy training video titled “5 Approaches to Treating Adolescents” is now available through Alexander Street Press. Her forthcoming book, “When Depression Hurts Your Relationship: How to Regain Intimacy and Reconnect With Your Partner When You’re Depressed” will be available March 2014.