Shanel Rodriguez Castrejon, LMFT


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My name is Shanel. My approach to therapy is client-centered and collaborative. I am passionate about helping my clients build resiliency to life’s difficulties through empowerment practices, mindfulness training and cognitive restructuring. I offer teletherapy and in-person sessions, and am based in Costa Mesa, California.

Education & Experience

I have a BA in Linguistics from Cal State Long Beach and an MA in Psychology from California Southern University. I am trained in EMDR therapy and TF-CBT which focus on helping you discover your inner working models and radically change them so you can repair and heal past trauma. I also collaborate with Journey Clinical to provide Ketamine Assisted Therapy. I have experience working in residential treatment facilities, community-based mental health, and private practice, working with individuals with substance use disorders, anxiety and depression, trauma, veterans as well as elite athletes.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA Journey Clinical

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • Kaiser Permanente