Hi. I'm Shane Birkel.
I’m a Therapist, Podcaster, Speaker, and Educator
I am one of those people who gets excited about going to trainings and taking online courses.
If you're like me, I'm assuming you didn't become a therapist if you weren't passionate about it at one point.
I think connection is essential to the human experience and a lot of people are clueless about how to have a successful relationship.
Part of the fulfillment of being a Couples Therapist is to know that the more we do our own personal work, the more we will be successful with the clients we work with.
I believe that what we learn in grad school isn't enough.
Learning is a lifetime process. Taking one class is not sufficient to be a good Couples Therapist. We need ongoing support and training for our whole career.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in New Hampshire. I am a certified Relational Life Therapy and have worked closely with Terry Real as my mentor.
I am passionate about educating, connecting and helping other therapists build the practice of their dreams. I am the host of the Couples Therapist Podcast and Creator of the Couples Therapist Inner Circle.
I have a 9 year old, a 7 year old and my wife and I have legal guardianship of a wonderful 16 year old. We love hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, and all things outdoors here in New England. We also love our backyard chickens and our two cats.