Shannon and Luna met while studying mental health counseling at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. Over the course of their two years of study, Luna and Shannon developed a deep respect for one another’s intellects, insights and abilities to understand the complexities of human nature. After graduation, Luna remained in Baltimore while Shannon moved to Los Angeles, CA and then eventually back to her home state of Florida. The two remained in touch, however, and would reach out to one another over the years for advice and accountability as they both built their own thriving private practices. Although they are different in many ways, there is a unique and special chemistry between Shannon and Luna which is immediately evident in their podcast.
Luna Hammond, M.Ed., M.S., LCPC
Luna Hammond (she/her) is a psychotherapist and private coach who specializes in working with people who are striving to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. Before training to become a psychotherapist, Luna’s work focused on working with children and adolescents in a wide variety of situations, ranging from outdoor education, traditional teaching and tutoring, being a Learning Specialist, running a small daycare, and working in the academic resource center in a liberal arts college. Unimportant, yet mildly interesting details about Luna include that she sailed tall ships as a professional sailor in her twenties, has visited 49 states, was one of the counselors on Disney Channel’s show “Bug Juice” and deeply loves diet tonic water. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, an M.Ed. from Goucher College, and M.S. from Johns Hopkins. Luna lives in Baltimore with her beloved partner, two teenage children, and three obnoxious dogs.
Shannon Knight, M.S., LMHC
Shannon Knight (she/her) is a queer therapist with a private practice in Tampa, FL where she specializes in working with individuals and couples. She’s the author of Understanding Gender Identity an online course for parents and professionals to better understand their gender diverse child. Shannon is also currently working on an online course to help us learn how to make friends as an adult – because we all know that sh*t is hard. Some fun facts about Shannon include that she’s driven across the country four times, lived in California twice, called Hollywood home for a memorable year, has been married since the age of eighteen, and is an avid Overwatch gamer. When she needs to escape the Florida humidity, Shannon is usually hiking a mountain with her partner and her dog Barley. Shannon received her B.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology and her M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.