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Sunrise on Nature

Hi, I'm Shannon Marone



I have been working in the field of art therapy and counseling for over ten years. I started my private practice in 2018 after working in various mental health agencies and non profits. I gave countless hours to these organizations only to find myself burnt out, exhausted and unhappy trying to complete a list of never ending tasks while trying to help people who’s treatment was being dictated by insurance plans and profit margins. I left this world to pursue my dream of helping others find deeper connection and meaning in life through art-making and reconnection with nature, which also gave me permission to do the same. 


Art has always been a large part of my heart and who I am. At a young age I found that art was a way I could express myself freely. It served as a way to communicate when words failed. For me, art reaches a newfound depth that words can only touch the surface of. Art comes from the same depths as dreams and visions. It is a place of magic and self expression. Within my own art, I find I can weave together the light and dark places of this world. The canvas becomes a home for the deep emotions I carry within, where I can truly appreciate their beauty. It’s from my own knowing that I share the power of art with others.


Nature has aways been my other love in life. Being outside, exploring new lands, getting lost in the forest, encountering wildlife — this is when I feel most like myself. I have always dreamed of incorporating nature’s healing into my practice. In the depths of the pandemic, I decided to become an Herbalist, and am now in my third year of study at Twin Star’s School of Herbal & Energetic Studies. I have since become a Certified Flower Essence Therapy Practitioner and have started my own herbal wellness product line, Potions for Emotions


When I’m not holding space for others, I love spending time with my animal companions, which include my budgie Winterberry, two hedgehogs Pineapple & Peppa, and two African dwarf frogs Chaga & Enoki.

About Me.

Herbalist and Therapist sitting in meeting space that is warm and inviting.

Education & Training


Licensed Professional Counselor, CT License # 003268
Registered Art Therapist # 15-164

Master's of Art in Art Therapy & Counseling, Albertus Magnus College
Bachelor's of Science in Art Therapy & Environmental Studies, Lesley University

Fierce Love: Undoing Traumatic Meaning to Reclaim the Core Self, Cape Cod Institute, 2022
Internal Family Systems TM Goes to the Mat with LifeForce Yoga, Cape Cod Institute, 2019
Yoga Therapy & Ayurvedic Medicine for Mental Health Professionals, The Connecticut Women's Consortium, 2019

Enhanced CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E), CREDO/Walden Behavioral Care, 2018
Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level II Training, Trauma Informed Practice & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, 2017


Flower Essences
Flower Essence Therapy Practitioner Certification Training, 125 Hours
The Art of Flower Essence Therapy
The Practicing Herbalist, Clinical & Ayurvedic Herbalism Practitioner Training Program 
(in progress), 200 Hrs of Study
Introduction to Ayurveda, 2023
The Green Witch: Magical Herbalism & the Way of the Witches, 2022
Herbal Practice & Protocol, Level II Training, Certification earned for 200 Hours of Study
Foundations of Herbalism, Level I Training, Certification earned for 175 Hours of Study
Holistic Tarot: The Foundations of Tarot, 6 wk course
Foundations of Astrology, 6 wk course
Wild Woman Project Leader Certification
Birth Doula
DONA Birth Doula Training, including 1 Assisted Birth

Certified Herbalist
Certified Flower Essence Therapy Practitioner
Reiki Attunement
Certified Wild Woman Project Leader
Certified SMART Recovery Counselor
Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor

Cozy therapist office including chairs and meeting space.
Smiling artist holding hands covered in colorful paint into a heart shape in front of her.
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