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Family at a Beach

Legacy Life Counseling

& Consulting, Inc

Therapy for Individuals, Couples, & Families

Living a resilient life; mentally, emotionally, and spiritually is a sure way to build a strong and healthy legacy for you and your family. 

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back during and after an adversity.

I am excited to assist you in this process and support you moving forward to a fuller and more productive life that you can be proud of.

We all have the ability to leave a healthy legacy and with support, and effective tools you can have that too!

Shannon D. Morell, 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

Counseling, Psychotherapy,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Education.

Shannon here, I am a  Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California (LMFT103953) specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy; and the Founder and lead therapist of Legacy Life Counseling and Consulting, Inc.; a private practice in Oceanside, CA. 

I am a Graduate of National University, with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology.


  • Works as a Behavioral Health Prevention Specialist for the United States Marine Corps. 

  • Group Facilitator and Presenter of "The Truth About PTSD" for the nonprofit group Mighty Oaks Warrior Program.

Work History and Experience:

  • Served as a Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence victim advocate for the Marine Corps Family Advocacy Program.

  • Facilitated as a Resiliency Trainer and Outreach Coordinator for UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior with the Families OverComing Under Stress program (FOCUS); a military resiliency based organization.

  • Developed and Directed a Christian Counseling Ministry for four years at a local church.

  • Interned as a Therapist for the Mobile Adolescent Service Team for Community Research Foundation (CRF) in San Diego.

  • Served as a Juvenile Court Counselor for the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency  in North Carolina.

  • Proud Veteran of the United States Navy.

I am a warm and collaborative therapist who provides support and practical insight.  My integrative therapeutic approach creates a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their concerns, understand more about themselves, and learn better ways to cope with life's challenges.  I utilize researched, evidence-based treatment approaches and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, or family  to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth and resiliency they are seeking.

Certification and Trainings

Suicide Prevention: SafeTalk and ASSIST

Drug & Alcohol : Prime for Life 4.5  Trainer

Professional Activities and Memberships

I am currently a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)


Contact Me

If you are ready to take the next step toward a healthy lifestyle mentally, spiritually, and emotionally, contact me. If you are on the fence and have questions about services don't hesitate to reach out.  I am looking forward to hearing from you and supporting you along your journey. 

420 N. El Camino Real

Oceanside, CA 92057

Tel: 760-212-4311

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