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Shannon Thomas is a well-known author, speaker, licensed therapist and survivor. She is regularly cited in the media as an expert on psychological abuse, as well as issues such as depression, abuse in general, life challenges and using therapy to heal overall.

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Psychological abusers don't go for the weak — they choose strong people because they 'like a challenge'

August 11, 2017

"Victims of psychological abuse are most often the kind of people you wouldn't think would be vulnerable to such a thing. According to Shannon Thomas, a therapist and author of the book 'Healing from Hidden Abuse,' success and strength are actually what attract abusive narcissists and psychopaths to their targets."
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Managing Psychological Trauma with Ms Shannon Thomas

July 15, 2017

"Welcome to The Mental Breakdown and Psychreg Podcast! Today, Dr. Berney and Dr. Marshall have the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Shannon Thomas, a licensed clinical social work supervisor, the owner and lead therapist of an award-winning private practice-counseling agency in Southlake, Texas and best-selling author of 'Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse'."
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MyNDTALK - Healing from Hidden Abuse - Shannon Thomas

July 13, 2017

"Shannon Thomas discusses her important book about something ugly, hidden, and difficult to describe. Psychological abuse. How is it possible that one person can gain so much power to destroy another person's sense of worth, safety, and sanity? Shannon tells you how, but more importantly, she gives you a roadmap that helps you wake up, break free, heal, and rebuild what feels like your shattered life."
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11 Signs Your Partner Might Have Mental Health Problems They’re Ignoring And How You Can Help

July 11, 2017

"If your SO has been distracted, down in the dumps, or if they've been acting differently lately, it could be a sign your partner is dealing with anxiety, depression, or some other mental health issue."
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Sound Advice: Feeling Stretched

July 1, 2017

"How much is too much? For most of us, we know we've been stretched too far when anxiety, tears or anger appears." pg. 12
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Entrepreneurs Need Viking Ships, Not Dinghies

June 21, 2017

"More often than not we become like the people we’re around. Based on that, we must be cautious about whom we surround ourselves. And when you need to achieve big goals, you need the right people and resources — you need Viking ships."
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Meet Shannon Thomas

June 19, 2017

"The spectacular Shannon Thomas will lead the Breakout Session, “When Mean Girls Grow Up and Join the PTA: Healing from Hidden Abuse” at the #NoMeanGirls Conference October 6-8, 2017 in Dallas, Texas"
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9 Signs You Have High-Functioning Depression, Which is Still Dangerous

June 5, 2017

“Licensed clinical social work supervisor Shannon Thomas says that during these periods of time, someone with high-functioning depression can even fool themselves into thinking that everything is just fine.”
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Women in Business profile

June 1, 2017

“There’s a lot to be gained from fully understanding how our life experiences have impacted us and the patterns we continue to follow in our daily lives.”
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Psychological Abuse: Hidden in Society

May 24, 2017

“Within every community, toxic people can be found hiding in families, couples, companies, and places of worship. Psychological abuse is all inclusive, happening all around the world and affecting people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and economic standings.”
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Recovery from Abuse: Collecting Pebbles article

May 4, 2017

“One of the most common things I hear from survivors of psychological abuse is their confusion about why they didn’t notice the red flags sooner in the relationship.”
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Psychological Abuse: Hidden in Society

April 26, 2017

“People who have experienced psychological abuse often cannot clearly describe what has been done to them due to the hidden actions of an abuser – repetitious mind games, brainwashing and more.”
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Healing Stages of Recovery with Host Tracy Malone

April 2, 2017

“Shannon Thomas was so kind to do an interview with me. She is the author of a very powerful book on recovery from abuse from a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath.”
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11 Surprising Signs You Might Be a Narcissist

March 22, 2017

“As counselor Shannon Thomas tells me, narcissists believe other people should make them happy and comfortable.”
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Southlake Therapist, Author Releases New Book

March 22, 2017

"In her first self-published book, 'Healing from Hidden Abuse,' Southlake therapist Shannon Thomas narrates the raw and emotional journey that psychological abuse victims face. Tantor Media, a leading audiobook publisher, also released an audiobook version of Thomas' book."
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Lessons from the Big Apple

October 17, 2016

“I recently spent four days in New York City for a fun girls’ trip. It is an incredible city and one that I am more than happy to visit whenever possible. The city that never sleeps also never disappoints.”
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A Quest to Improve the Lives of People Who Have Experienced Psychological or Spiritual Abuse.

June 1, 2016

“Let’s face it – relationships of all types can really be difficult. That’s especially true when we find ourselves living, associating or working with individuals who use psychological or spiritual abuse as a method of harm.”
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Adulting Sucks Sometimes

December 14, 2015

“Sometimes I don’t feel like being an adult. Sometimes I just feel like ignoring the responsibilities that adults have to deal with every day. Sometimes I don’t want to have to follow social norms and filter my words so that they fit into society’s expectation of how an adult is supposed to communicate.”
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Boundaries is Not a Four Letter Word

October 16, 2015

“Our culture has taught us that only rude people set boundaries or perhaps they are only for people who have spent a lot of time in counseling. We have this belief that in order to be a person who implements boundaries, we must do so in some melodramatic or forceful way.”
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When Mean Girls Grow Up and Join the PTA

April 14, 2015

“Hi, I am Shannon and I was the Vice-President of the PTA for about 91 days. When I resigned from my elected position on the PTA, it was in the middle of a swirling vortex of snarky emails, biting texts, lots of eye rolling at meetings and an endless amount of gossip flowing.”
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