Shirin Shoai, MA
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - 73564|
Billing and Insurance
I do not work with insurance companies
Fees: $140 per weekly 50-minute session. Free 15-minute phone consultation.
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If you're reading this, you're probably going through a really hard time right now.
You might be reeling in the aftermath (or anticipation) of an overwhelming life event, unclear about what's happened, what it means, and what to do about it.
Maybe you're feeling stuck in life, knowing there's more out there for you but unsure of what it is or how to get there. Or perhaps you're on a clearer path but experiencing anxiety, fears, or blocks that keep you from fully embracing it.
Maybe you need help understanding how to get your needs met in your closest relationships, how to better meet your loved one's needs, or whether a relationship is right for you at all.
Given life's challenges, sometimes we can feel out of our depth. If this feels true for you right now, psychotherapy is a worthy investment. I offer relational psychotherapy with equal emphasis on insight and action. You can expect engaged listening, a nonjudgmental perspective, and a focus on helping you access your own inner wisdom.
Email or Call Shirin Shoai, MA at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20869
More Info About My Practice
In addition to individual therapy, I offer ongoing process groups for motherless daughters.
If you're a self-identified woman who also identifies as "motherless"--either through estrangement, abandonment, illness, or death--join a healing gathering of women who understand your challenges. Here, you will discover a safe, supportive space to connect with women like you; share your story without shame; and find comfort and strategies for living through loss.
Call (415) 663-6071 or visit my website for more information.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Contact me if you're experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, self-identity, and grief. I can support you in identifying behaviors that no longer serve you; easing self-criticism; improving communication; setting healthy boundaries; working with loss and change; and clarifying life, relationship, or career goals.
My Therapy Focus
My style is validating, perceptive, and mindful. I believe in giving you the space you need to get in touch with your emotions, and I support you in learning to be with them in an empowering new way. This translates into your life as feeling more grounded, open, secure, and energized.
My approach blends psychodynamic, relational, and Internal Family Systems therapy, and is informed by research on shame resilience, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Ultimately, my intention is for you to complete therapy with a sense of positive resolution and increased capability to weather life's ups and downs.
If this feels like a fit, contact me for an initial consultation.
Services I Provide
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Motherless daughters, people of color, creative professionals, women, men, artists, trauma survivors.
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