Therapist Profile

Name:
Merideth Bowen Shamszad, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
Living Arts Counseling Center 1265 65th Street Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone:
(510) 595-5500, ext. 20
License Number
LMFT51830
Practicing Since:
2008
Additional Licenses:
LMFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I received my Master's in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a specialization in expressive arts. I am also a graduate of the Institute for Health and Healing's Integrative Medicine Program (myhealthandhealing.org) and a licensed physical therapist. I have specialized training in using guided imagery, expressive arts and psychotherapy to assist clients with a variety of challenging medical and psychological conditions. As a writer, painter and student of drama therapy, I know firsthand the power of the arts to create personal transformation. Therapy can transform lives, and I am committed to working with you to create a therapeutic process which will encourage and support your intrinsic ability to change, heal and grow.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Weekdays and evenings
Services
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Each configuration offers unique opportunities for healing and growth. We are social beings, and it is often within our significant relationships that we can most easily identify and work with areas of difficulty. At other times, individual work can be the most direct route to healing.
Insurance
Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2008

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Creativity
Creative Solutions
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Interracial Couples
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Pain Management
Physically Challenged
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Terminally Ill
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Jungian
Psychodynamic
Somatic
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Certificate, Integrative Medicine and Guided Imagery, Institute for Health and Healing, San Francisco, CA, 2009
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
European

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