Shirin Shoai LMFT, Counseling in Oakland, California, 94610

Shirin Shoai


Shirin Shoai


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 97538
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $180 per weekly 50-minute session. Free 15-minute phone consultation.
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3223 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, California 94610

My Approach to Helping

Hey there--thanks for checking out my profile and taking a courageous step toward greater well being. I believe that therapeutic change comes from the inside out, helping you to identify, understand, and manage your emotional experience.

You might enjoy working with me if you are:

- Someone who wants to reconcile your personal identity with societal pressures and expectations?racial, sexual, gender, spiritual, and/or professional
- A self-employed artist, musician, or creative social entrepreneur who wants to step more fully into your next phase, including leadership roles
- A survivor of childhood emotional trauma who wants to be more present and grounded in your life, particularly during a major life transition
- A motherless daughter wanting support in navigating a life impacted by loss

If you can relate and would like to connect, contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My specialties include:

- healing from childhood emotional abuse and neglect
- clarifying needs in relationship
- navigating difficult life transitions
- embracing leadership as a purpose-driven social entrepreneur
- finding meaning as a motherless daughter
- supporting changes that increase self-esteem and confidence
- reflecting on issues of identity, purpose, and meaning

My Therapy Focus

Mindfulness is the foundation for the three approaches I integrate into therapy: somatic (body-based) practices, relational/analytic therapy, and Internal Family Systems ("parts" work). I believe therapy works best when we get present to your moment-to-moment experience, which leads you to the answers that work best for you.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Motherless daughters, people of color, creative professionals, social entrepreneurs, artists, childhood emotional neglect (CEN).

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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