Shannel Benisano, LMFT

She/Her

Shannel is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Oakland.

She believes humans are constantly evolving beings whose needs and desires change throughout their lifetime and it may be difficult to embrace these changes. Building a respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship is very important to her, as well as using humor, viewing issues through a cultural lens and collaboration.

In her spare time, Shannel enjoys traveling, time with family, fitness and games.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Anxiety  
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
  • Depression
  • Values and Goals  
  • Stress Management / Burnout
  • Family of Origin
  • Cultural Identity
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Psychodynamic  
  • Humanistic/Transpersonal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities

Shannel Benisano, LMFT

She/Her

Shannel is a Therapist at Two Chairs in Oakland.

She believes humans are constantly evolving beings whose needs and desires change throughout their lifetime and it may be difficult to embrace these changes. Building a respectful and trusting therapeutic relationship is very important to her, as well as using humor, viewing issues through a cultural lens and collaboration.

In her spare time, Shannel enjoys traveling, time with family, fitness and games.

Individual Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
  • Anxiety  
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma
  • Depression
  • Values and Goals  
  • Stress Management / Burnout
  • Family of Origin
  • Cultural Identity
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Communication
Top Therapy Modalities
  • Psychodynamic  
  • Humanistic/Transpersonal
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Couples Therapy Expertise

Top Specialty Areas
Top Therapy Modalities
Education & Experience
  • Clinician at UCSF CHO, Center for the Vulnerable Child, Oakland CA
  • Interim Lead Clinician at Ann Martin Center, Emeryville CA
  • Clinician at WestCoast Children's Clinic, Oakland CA
  • Practicum training at Youth Service Bureaus of YMCA
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling at Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont CA
  • B.S. in General Psychology, St. Mary's College of California, Moraga CA

Location
Oakland—Virtual Only
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