Shannon Nisley

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Shannon Nisley

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 78285
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - 11726
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My regular rate is $140 for a 45-50 minute session. I reserve some sliding scale spots for folx who are economically marginalized, prioritizing those who are multiply-marginalized. I ask those with identity and financial privileges to pay my full fee; doing so supports my ability to offer services to historically marginalized communities, helping to bridge the equity gap in quality mental health care.
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Sacramento, California 95811
Austin, Texas 78704

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My Approach to Helping

My approach to therapy is rooted in liberation, decolonialization, healing, and social justice practices. I enjoy working with clients to further explore depression, anxiety, identity development, and cultural issues, as well as collective, complex, intergenerational, and oppression-based trauma. I don't adhere to a single discipline or methodology; I’m intentional about integrating appropriate treatment models based on individual client needs and believe, above all, a safe, strong, and deeply connected working relationship is required for personal growth. I incorporate humor, when and where appropriate, to promote health and wellness by stimulating a playful discovery, expression, and appreciation for many of life’s situations.

I believe change comes from a deep respect for each client’s worldview and experiences, as well as perceiving them as active and capable. I encourage my clients to honor the battles they are facing and use our therapeutic relationship to build trust, offer insight, and gently challenge ideas or behaviors that no longer serve them. I do not empower my clients – they empower themselves.

I’m honored to be a witness and guide on your journey.

More Info About My Practice

I am especially well-suited to support:
- Individuals and activists community organizers good troublemakers concerned with systemic oppression and its impact on our collective well-being
- Fellow helping healing professionals seeking soul support
- Individuals interested in exploring their biases, White guilt, and racial blind spots
- Individuals interested in exploring how gender expectations in our culture might influence their feelings of self-worth and belonging
- Individuals wanting to work on mindfulness and self-compassion
- Individuals who have some history with therapy and are looking for a connected therapist client relationship that will both support and challenge them

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Social Justice Advocacy & Liberation Practices | Therapeutic Humor | Identity Development | Life Transitions | Anxiety | Depression | Body Liberation & Shame Resilience | Dating

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult Women + Non-Binary Folx in CA + TX | Helping Professionals | Educators | Food Service Industry | Gig Work

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity Issues
  • Shame
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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