Shirin Shoai,LMFT, Certified IFS Therapist

Shirin Shoai,LMFT, Certified IFS Therapist

Telehealth Available
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: $235 per weekly 50-minute in-person session. Free 15-minute phone consultation.

To inquire about availability, please contact me via my website,
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5625 College Ave.
Ste. 210B
Oakland, California 94618

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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, andor 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.

More Info About My Practice

Host of Multiracial Mental Health: The Podcast: https:shows.acast.commultiracial-mental-health

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, relationalanalytic 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.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Motherless daughters, people of color, mixed and multiracial adults, creative professionals, social entrepreneurs, artists, childhood emotional neglect (CEN). People wanting support with burnout and boundaries. IFS consultation for Level 1-trained therapists.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

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
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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