Shaneil Carla Gayle

Shaneil Carla Gayle


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Abortion & post abortion challenges

Professional statement

Shaneil Gayle is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, Tx who is both committed to meeting you where you are at and challenging you to grow. She is passionate about helping clients feel connected, seen, understood, and satisfied in their relationships with themselves and others. Shaneil’s strengths reside in identity exploration; relationship dissatisfaction or conflict with others; depression, anxiety, or unhappiness with current life circumstances; and grief and loss. She has experience working with an array of cultures, populations and genders.

Shaneil primarily practices from a relational approach. In session, she works with clients to unpack, make sense of, and create new insight to bring them closer to relationship satisfaction, feeling content in their day-to-day life, and a sense of self-understanding. Transparency is so important. It begins with good communication and encouraging her clients to explore the full range of their life experiences, along with their sense of self and relationships. She supports clients in connecting with their emotions; challenging their thought patterns, behaviors, ways of relating, and areas of their life they wish to adapt; and better understanding patterns that do not serve them anymore with the goal of being more connected, fulfilled, and emotionally satisfied.

Shaneil currently has her own practice called “Healing Matters” in Houston, Tx and is offering tele-therapy services, including evening and weekend hours.

Message to clients

Often clients reach out when things have piled up in their lives, and they need a place to sort things out. Together we will figure out what is getting in the way of living the life you want. I believe that the quality of someone’s belief about who they are has an enormous impact on their overall satisfaction in life. I’m grateful that I get to make my livelihood from helping people get what they want out of life and relationships. Some of the most challenging parts of life are figuring out those things that cause us to become stuck. Sometimes there are unresolved issues from the past that prevent us from living to our fullest potential emotionally, mentally and physically. We can work on moving forward to the goal!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Abortion & post abortion challenges - Processing through the emotions that come with experiencing abortion; developing an understanding of how getting an abortion impacts one’s life and addressing any residual negative emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $130


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-7pm
  • Tue 11am-7pm
  • Wed 11am-7pm
  • Thu 11am-7pm
  • Fri 11am-7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Injury Center of Houston, Clinical Therapist, 2020 - Present

University of Texas@ San Antonio, Masters, 2019


Texas: 83591



Client testimonials

"She was thorough, kind, and informative!"
- Zencare client • May 2023