Ms. Shannon L. Sennott

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LICSW

(347) 308-5566
I am an LGBTQ educator and a psychotherapist. I was clinically trained at the Smith School for Social Work and the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society in New York City. I currently reside and practice in the Pioneer Valley, however, I lived in New York City for over a decade and during that time founded the advocacy and education organization, TRANSLATE GENDER, Inc. I utilize a transfeminist therapeutic approach in working with LGBTQ adolescents, individuals, and families. My interests extend to working with couples, polyamorous relationships, BDSM relationships, as well as, working with those in alternative family structures.
My clinical orientation is influenced by both the narrative and the open dialogue traditions, and I have a broad range of expertise having completed clinical trainings in anxiety disorders, depressive and mood disorders, dual diagnosis, sexuality and gender identity concerns, grief and loss, and trauma.
My most recently published paper, in Women and Therapy Journal, introduces the transfeminist therapeutic approach; Gender Disorder as Gender Oppression: A Transfeminist Approach to Rethinking the Pathologization of Gender Non-Conformity.
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  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 116403 Massachusetts


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Ms. Shannon L. Sennott's groups

Parents of Gender Non-Conforming Individuals

This psychotherapy group is a place for parents and family members of differently gendered people to come together and share successes, experiences, and challenges in the struggle to create a gender-affirming environment for their children, both at home and in communities. This group is designed to aid parents in creating larger networks of supports and resources, and welcomes parents of young and grown children.

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Partner's of Gender Non-Conforming individuals

The Partner's Group is an open-ended psychotherapeutic group for partners of gender non-conforming and/or trans individuals. Though the group is open ended it is not a drop-in group. This is a processing group, it is facilitated in a transfeminist and narrative tradition. We request a commitment to attendance, confidentiality, and group process/dynamics. I offer two longer half-day "retreats" over the course of the year, to give members an opportunity to explore deeper identity related shifts in their communities, relationships, and personhood. Group members are encouraged to bring their trans partners to the retreats.

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The Institute for Dialogic Practice
The BrassWorks Building
132 Main St., Suite #5
HaydenvilleMassachusetts 01039
(347) 308-5566
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  • Transsexual Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Polyamorous Relationships/BDSM


  • Adoption
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Internet Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Dialogic Practices
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative Family therapy
  • Transfeminist Approach


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Ms. Rebecca Ross, LCSW

Ms. Rebecca Ross, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 9 years

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Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015