Shayna Hamiel, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC


Shayna Hamiel offers Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric services to help support children and adolescents with developmental, behavioral, and physical or mental health concerns. She prioritizes helping youth understand themselves and access proper services and supports. She utilizes biobehavioral approaches and medication management as needed. 


Shayna practices within the social model of disability with neurodiversity-affirming care and a strengths-based approach. She keeps the person’s best interests at the center and is committed to partnering with youth and their families as experts on themselves. She also partners with other providers and educators to recommend additional services as needed.


Services offered:

  • Initial consultation - for children of all ages to discuss developmental concerns or challenges with recommendations for next steps

  • Autism/ADHD assessments - ages 6-21*

  • Ongoing management for

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Executive functioning

  • Emotional regulation

  • Sensory processing

  • Sleep, eating, or elimination concerns

*Please note that if a child has suspected intellectual disability, learning disability, or complex communication needs, they would be better served with full neuropsychological testing. For those children or children under age 6, next steps after consultation will generally include outside referrals for testing with ongoing management offered as appropriate.



  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty - University of Minnesota, 2023
  • Graduate certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder - University of Minnesota, 2023
  • Graduate certificate in Disability Policy and Services - University of Minnesota, 2023
  • KySS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Online Fellowship - The Ohio State University, 2023
  • MN LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Fellowship - University of Minnesota, 2022
  • Fundamentals of Pediatric Clinical Hypnosis Workshop - 2023
  • Hennepin Healthcare Inpatient Pediatrics and PICU, staff nurse 2005-2020
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of Minnesota, 2005


Resources for Providers and Families 

  • Help Me Connect - 
  • Information for families on general development, early learning, and mental health resources in MN  
  • Links to provider directories, Pathway to Autism Supports, MN Autism Portal, Disability Hub, county services/supports, advocacy groups (Family Voices, The Arc, PACER) 
  • Pathway to Services - 
  • Family handouts in 8 languages re: general developmental promotion, developmental or autism concerns, recent autism diagnosis, and other services and supports at various stages 
  • MN Autism Portal - 
  • General resources in MN specific to autism 
  • Disability Hub MN - 
  • General disability resource page – how to access county services and supports 
  • Autism Society of MN - 
  • Informational resources and service directories 
  • Fast Tracker - 
  • updated mental health services availability search tool for MN 
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network - 
  • Informational resources and toolkits, “Start Here” guide for caregivers (under resources/books) 
  • AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit - 
  • Resources for patients and providers for accommodating patient care 
  • Collaborative Proactive Solutions – 
  • Resources for challenging behaviors