I work with people inspired to build more meaningful lives and relationships.
To me, psychotherapy offers us the opportunity to ease the internal rifts that keep us isolated and suffering. I've personally benefitted from this work, and I see it as a way of extending strength, awareness, and care not only to ourselves, but to our larger communities and the world.
I hold a Master's in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), which I was drawn to for its blend of traditional and holistic therapeutic philosophies. In addition to specialized training in relational therapy, my practice is informed by advanced training in the Internal Family Systems method and research on mindfulness, shame, self-compassion, emotional trauma, and the neuroscience of attachment.
I'm an Oakland native who's lived in New York City and Austin. As a mixed-race therapist (African-American and Iranian), I cultivate a supportive atmosphere that welcomes and normalizes diversity of all kinds. My name is pronounced "Shir-EEN."