Shanell Niemeyer, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Shanell Niemeyer, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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My passion is helping others reach their God-given potential by viewing obstacles as opportunities and equipping clients with practical strategies to make positive change. I love working with children, pre-teens, youth and young adults who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, confidence, or disabilities.

I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and credentialed School Counselor having provided counseling services for over 11 years. I am very familiar with special education services and 504 plans. My expertise is working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, confidence, various disability/health issues, and social skill struggles. I am a firm believer that a partnership between the therapist and client is key for success–strategies discussed in session and applied routinely outside of session by the client are the foundations of successful progress for a client. I value and express unconditional positive regard for clients combined with providing helpful, honest observation and feedback to help clients achieve the change they are so desperately seeking. Theoretical approaches used in session include: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused along with elements of a strength-based approach. I can also offer faith-based Christian Counseling for those seeking a Christian specific element within counseling sessions.

In my spare time I enjoy being with my family on the trails with bike rides, scootering, walks, trips to Old Town and time spent on the water in any format, whether that be Stand Up Paddle Boarding, boating, wake boarding, or just lounging by the water. I also enjoy fitness, time with friends, church and time spent with God.

I look forward to partnering with clients on their journey towards overall wellness and joy!

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Developmental & Intellectual Disorders
  • Grief & Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Cancer Survivors
  • Immunodisorders
  • People With Disabilities

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $165.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Certification(s)
PESI- Rewiring the Anxious Brain: Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Evergreen Certifications
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training
Evergreen Certifications
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
California State University, Sacramento
Master of Science Counseling