Director Freedom with Food Program and Embrace Program
Shannon Worley MSW, LCSW was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina about an hour southwest of Lake Toxaway and Skyterra. After graduating from high school, Shannon attended the College of Charleston and then received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Asheville. Shannon holds her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She has been working in the mental health and wellness fields for ten years and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Shannon is passionate about her work and brings a holistic approach to support clients in moving towards emotional, spiritual, and physical wellness. She incorporates an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model and philosophy as well as body awareness/movement and mindfulness/meditation to her approach. Additionally, she uses therapeutic yoga techniques to support healing. It is through her own personal lived experience with unhealthy eating patterns and life transitions that she came to therapy as her profession. She aspires to help support others in knowing that there is hope to reclaim a better relationship with one’s mind, body, and soul.
Because Shannon has experience in mindfulness-based approaches to support others in coping with anxiety, binge- and stress-eating, and life transitions, her work aligns seamlessly with Skyterra’s philosophy. She holds true the belief that everyone deserves to feel better. Her professional experiences have included program development, policy creation and clinical counseling within a community mental health agency, homes, and schools. Additionally, she worked as the director of a school garden and as a residential director of an all-female, therapeutic boarding school.
Some of Shannon’s favorite activities include traveling, running, hiking, reading, gardening, drinking great coffee, yoga, and baseball. She especially loves watching her 17-year-old son play baseball.