Helplessness and isolation are the core experiences of trauma. Power and reconnection are the core experiences of recovery.

—Judith Herman

Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.


The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.

—Alfred Adler 

About Shanelle Wenell

Shanelle is not accepting new clients at this time. To be added to a waitlist email: gloria @

Shanelle received her master’s of art in marriage and family therapy in 2015. Her passion is to help children, families, and individuals experiencing relational or behavioral difficulties find healing and an increased sense of well-being. She also specializes in treating adolescents, families, and couple’s who have been affected by trauma including neglect, abuse and attachment trauma. Shanelle utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA). Equine therapy is a collaborative approach consisting of a client/clients and psychotherapists and one or more horses. The equine therapy sessions are held at a barn just outside of the twin cities.

Horses are natural healers. They have grown with humans for thousands of years, providing warmth and carrying our burdens across lands all around the world. Because of this history, they have developed a deep symmetry with humans, mirroring our feelings and fears on the deepest neurological and emotional levels. Whether you choose our equine-facilitated healing program or prefer to stay in the office setting, Shanelle has a special talent for connecting with others and helping develop and implement a path toward healing.

In her downtime, Shanelle enjoys spending time with her family and animals including Popper (pictured here).

Education, Trainings, and Affiliations:

  • Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAGALA)

Shanelle is not accepting new clients at this time. To be added to a waitlist email: gloria @

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