Shannon Thomas is the international bestselling author of Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse and Exposing Financial Abuse: When Money is aWeapon, Co-Founder of the nonprofit Keep Dreaming Big Project, and the owner/lead therapist of an award-winning counseling practice in Southlake, TX.
After dropping out of high school yet persevering to eventually earn her master’s degree at age 34, to losing her father to a violent crime and her mother to addiction and mental illness, Thomas understands the need to overcome.
As a leading therapist and survivor herself, Thomas is one of the few in the field to bridge the gap between pop culture and clinical advice. Thomas has been featured in top media outlets including Business Insider, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Finance, Reader's Digest, Teen Vogue, Elite Daily, Bustle and Romper. Her first book, Healing From Hidden Abuse, has been published in multiple languages and serves as a road map for book studies and host groups in eleven countries and thirty-five states across the United States. Thomas also coined the "Six Stages of Healing from Hidden Abuse" model, which has been met with favorable reviews and high applause from readers and medical professionals across the world.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS