Shirin Shoai, MFT
Shirin works with people inspired to build more meaningful lives and relationships. She enjoys working with social entrepreneurs, success-driven creatives/artists, motherless daughters, and those who want to work through issues related to childhood emotional abuse and neglect. These issues tend to show up as anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges. Additionally, Shirin is a mixed-race woman (African-American and Iranian) with a first-person awareness of the unique perspectives of biracial people and others who straddle various worlds.
Shirin holds a Master's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), and a BA from Barnard College. In addition to psychodynamic and relational therapy, her practice is deeply informed by the Internal Family Systems method and research on mindfulness, trauma, and the neuroscience of attachment. You can read more about Shirin’s training below or read her PSYCHED articles here.
- 2016-17: Group Therapy Training Program, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley
- 2016: Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy Level 1 (IFS Level 2), Danville, CA
- 2014-16: Sandplay Therapy Intern, Alvarado Elementary School, SF
- 2013-14: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 1, Berkeley
- 2012-16: Relational Psychotherapy Intern, Marina Counseling Center, SF
- 2012: Attending to Attachment, Hakomi Institute of CA, San Anselmo
- 2011-12: Psychotherapy Trainee, Pierce Street Integral Counseling Center, SF
- 2009-12: Master’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, SF
California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97538