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In Session Toledo
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New to Counseling?

Many people think about talking to a therapist long before they do it. If that describes you, we're glad you're here and contemplating making the step to contact us. Generally, counseling involves discussing your experiences and feelings with the counselor. The first session or two will be mainly focused on getting to know you and your unique life circumstances. Together with your counselor, you will decide what problems to focus attention on. Finally, both of you will develop a plan for supporting you with those problems. Along the way, your counselor will help you to develop insight into your problem, and assist you to expand your coping skills and other strategies available to you in an effort to increase your mental well-being.

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About In Session Toledo

In Session Toledo was founded by Shannon Bolander and Claire McKenna.  We have conceived ours as a counseling practice which would serve a diverse clientele with a wide range of counseling needs, in a spirit of compassion and acceptance. Together, we can address a wide array of client issues, such as issues with depression, anxiety, career concerns, relationships, marital problems and divorce, sexual issues, parenting, stress, low self esteem, issues related to aging and life transitions, grief and loss, infertility, trauma, and others.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your fees?

Sessions range from $100-150 for each standard 50 minute session for individuals and couples. A limited number of sessions may be available at a reduced rate or sliding scale; please contact us to inquire. Additionally, we are excited to announce our partnership with Open Path! Open Path offers affordable mental health care with vetted and licensed professionals, like us! Please contact us for our exclusive Open Path rate.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted as payment for services. We may also be able to accept your Health Savings Plan as payment; please inquire when scheduling your appointment.

How can I schedule my first session?

Go to Request Appointment, and click on the link to visit your secure, online client portal. Or, you can reach us by phone at 419-922-9344 or by email at or

What times are you available to see clients?

We understand that people have different work and family schedules. This is why we offer daytime appointment times, as well as evenings.

Do you work with couples?

Yes! Both Shannon Bolander and Claire McKenna have extensive training in working with couples. They are able to do premarital counseling with engaged couples, marital counseling, and divorce/separation counseling. Couples counseling is differently structured than individual counseling. Shannon or Claire will carefully explain all of this to you both at the time of making your initial consultation appointment and during your first appointment when both partners are present.

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Meet Our Counselors

Shannon Bolander; MA, LPC

Shannon earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 2000, and her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019, both from the University of Toledo. Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience working with children and parents of school age youth in school settings. As a Counselor, her specialty extends to working with persons experiencing relationship difficulty, including divorce and couples counseling, as well as issues surrounding grief and loss.  Shannon is especially committed to working with those in non-traditional relationships such as polyamorous and LGBT+ headed families and couples.

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Claire McKenna; MA, LPC

Claire earned her Bachelor's degree in Forensic Psychology from Tiffin University in 2017, and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Toledo in 2019. Claire has worked with many diverse populations including people who have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses. As a counselor, her specialty has become working with people struggling with anxiety and depression. She has also received specialized training to help couples and people who are dealing with relationship difficulties.

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"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

Neale Donald Walsch

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Request an Appointment Today!

In Session Toledo is proud to be able to offer our clients the ease of the Simple Practice client portal! Through this HIPAA-compliant, secure online portal, clients can schedule appointments, receive and send documents, set appointment reminders, and more, all from your computer or smartphone. Click the Request Appointment link to contact us for an initial appointment today!

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