Hi again! A little bit about me:

I have always been fascinated by people and why they do the things that they do. When it came time to decide what my major should be in college, psychology seemed like a natural choice. This is where my fascination with people deepened and I decided that I not only wanted to learn about people, but I wanted to dedicate my life to helping people. This decision began my journey to being a Therapist. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I then went on to complete my Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pepperdine University.

I utilize a collaborative and relational approach to therapy. I am not here to give you advice or tell you what to do. I am here to work WITH you. I will give you tools, provide a different perspective, give support and empathy, and increase self-awareness of current patterns that will assist you in reaching your goals. I believe that everyone is capable of change and of being the best version of themselves they can be. Sometimes, we get stuck in patterns that keep us from where we want to go and we just need a helping hand to get us out. I hope I can be that helping hand for you!

I also love cooking (and eating!), traveling, and nature (if you can't tell already from my website!).

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Fast forward a few years, I have now been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years. During that time, I have worked in a variety of settings, including outpatient, residential, and transitional housing programs. I have focused on treating adults (ages 18-75), couples, and families that were struggling with substance use, trauma/complex PTSD, co-occuring mood disorders, co-occuring medical issues, homelessness, dysfunctional relationships, depression, anxiety, and psychosis.  

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Shanna Licouris, LMFT