Last edited 08/30/2023

Shanay Russell LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Shanay Russell Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time


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What does a first session with you look like?

After our first session, you can expect to feel understood and validated in your experience. You can also expect to feel some hesitancy because the work of change is hard and sometimes the challenge can be scary. But, I believe after each session you will either learn more about yourself or more about how you present to other people in your life.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

In therapy, I like to integrate different methods and theories depending on what may be useful. I focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy because I truly believe that everything is interconnected and when we are conscious of our thoughts and emotions and behaviors we can have a better outcome. I also focus on mindfulness, spirituality, solution-focused therapy, and identifying patterns in behavior.



Race & Cultural Identity

Women's issues

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise


In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)


  • California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 116140


Syracuse University (NY)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Shanay Russell, LMFT

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

Is Shanay Russell accepting new clients?

No, Shanay Russell is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Shanay Russell accept insurance?

Yes, Shanay Russell accepts insurance, including Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Shanay Russell offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Shanay Russell for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Shanay Russell offer online therapy?

Yes, Shanay Russell offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Shanay Russell?

Shanay Russell typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Shanay Russell speak?

Shanay Russell conducts therapy sessions in English.