Janelle Shepard (She/her/hers)

License information verified by TherapyDen Licensed MFT 139256
Accepting Clients

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fountain Valley, CA

About My Clients

Hi! I am a self-esteem, ADHD and body image specialist. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and work with teen and adult individuals, age 17 and above. My passion is in helping individuals struggling with negative body image, executive function issues and/or depression, work on building up their self-esteem, learn about their brain, decrease perfectionism and anxiety, and develop healthy relationships. I help clients develop a deeper sense of self-worth and more fulfilling life.

My Background and Approach

I want to work collaboratively with you to create a life that is meaningful to you. I will help you explore the ways in which your emotional, mental and physical well-being are interconnected. In addition to talk therapy, I use art, mindfulness, guided breathing and other tools to facilitate awareness and build coping skills. Sharing research & resources with clients is one of my strengths. I am also trained in ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) an evidenced based therapy for the treatment of trauma. I am a LGBTQIA affirmative, body supportive therapist and incorporate intuitive eating principles into my work. I have nearly ten years of experience both working and studying in the mental health field. My work experience includes both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, school settings, and non-profit experience.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I came into this work because it helped me turn my life around. Witnessing other clinicians patiently hold onto the hope, dreams, and aliveness that I could not believe in at the time, inspires my work today. There is something incredibly powerful when we are able to connect with others and be accepted exactly as we are in the present. My goal as your therapist is to strengthen and heal the relationship you have with yourself and others. Breaking old behavior patterns and beliefs can be messy, really hard and often takes time. But I believe in my clients, in their story, and their ability to lead a life that feels good to them. I encourage you to reach out for a free phone consultation to see if we are a good match.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $110 - 140/session


562-846-3636 Email Janelle
Suite 205
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Reach out to Janelle