Last edited 02/14/2024

Kanika Shelly LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Kanika Shelly Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What does a first session with you look like?

My therapeutic style is warm and interactive, with a sense of humor. I refer to the therapy process as "The Yellow Brick Road," a collaborative journey of self-discovery in relation to others. Whether working with families, couples, individuals, or groups, I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and empathy. My goal is to help people develop healthy, communicative, loving, and thriving relationships with themselves and others. I tailor my approach to meet my patients' unique and specific needs, and my goal is to integrate the whole self into the healing process. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps toward change. I am here to support and empower you if you are ready to take that step.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I do not believe in stigmatizing labels, and I use my primary modality, Pain In the Heart Theory (PITH), to develop a family map as part of my assessment. This helps me understand the relational patterns and foundation of personal relationship experiences to truly understand what needs to be healed. I also have training in other modalities, including Trauma-Focused-Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Multisystemic Therapy, and Family Therapy (Bowen and Structural). I use Integrative Mental Health practices and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), also called Tapping, as additional modalities. I also offer EFT-only session, limitations apply.





Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise


Race & Cultural Identity

Parenting issues

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Spirituality & religion based issues


Women's issues

Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 123786


John F Kennedy University

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Kanika Shelly, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Kanika Shelly, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Kanika Shelly accepting new clients?

Yes, Kanika Shelly is accepting new clients for online therapy in California.

Does Kanika Shelly accept insurance?

Yes, Kanika Shelly accepts insurance, including Aetna.

What types of therapy does Kanika Shelly offer?

Kanika Shelly offers therapy for individuals.

Does Kanika Shelly offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Kanika Shelly for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Kanika Shelly offer online therapy?

Yes, Kanika Shelly offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Kanika Shelly?

Kanika Shelly typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Kanika Shelly speak?

Kanika Shelly conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Kanika Shelly online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Kanika Shelly online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.