Shirin Peykar

BIOGRAPHY

Shirin Peykar, LMFT is a graduate of University of Southern California with a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. She has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. Shirin brings a unique sense of warmth, optimism, awareness and collaboration to her work with clients. She is active in sessions, encouraging shifts in the perception of how clients think, feel, and experience others. Shirin is attentive to patterns in relationships and believes in the importance of exploring a person’s full story before exploring the presenting issue. Her holistic approach encompasses mindfulness techniques and Schema Therapy.

Shirin has specialized training in treating Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, RIE® Educaring for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and beyond. Shirin is currently in the process of becoming a Advanced Certified Schema Therapist.

Shirin is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), (ISST) Schema Therapy Society & founding member of the Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Alliance (NAAA).

EDUCATION
  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, USC, 2010 
  • B.A. Political Science, CSUN, 2007 
EXPERIENCE
  • Maple Counseling Center
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Center
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MEMBERSHIPS
  • Founding Member- Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Alliance (NAAA) 
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • International Society of Schema Therapists (ISST)
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA)

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