Have you been putting up with half-assed relationships because it seems better than nothing? Have you been giving your all to everyone and everything around you and wondering when are you going to get something back? Do you look at yourself in the mirror sometimes and say I don't like myself anymore? Have you been noticing that the things that are most important to you get the least amount of time energy and nurturing?
Are you ready to explore the blockages that may keep you stuck in maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns? What is keeping you from your life purpose? I am an EMDR Trauma informed therapist who believes in creating a collaborative space for healing, growing trust in self, and confronting the obstacles that block your path to peace, creativity and joy. In a supportive environment we will create pathways to access and fortify your uniqueness, unexplored talents, and healing, allowing you to blossom into the person you always imagined you could be.
Therapy is an opportunity to gain objectivity and insight to what is working and what isn't working. Using a strength based approach, I support individuals, couples and families who are challenged with; relationships, career, parenting, depression, anxiety or substance use. I understand how daunting it can be to enact change. It takes support, strategy and a safe space to flush out ideas and process feelings. I have over 30 years of experience and have cultivated a unique and effective intuitive style as a therapist that only comes with practical knowledge and years of application .
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working with adults, children, adolescents, and families in my private practice. Some of the issues I address include: depression, anxiety, learning and behavioral challenges, bullying and conflict with peers, divorce, step-families, death of a parent or sibling, sexual, emotional or physical abuse, school refusal and school phobia, self-harming behaviors, life transitions and identity. In addition to my private practice, I have over two decades of experience working as a teacher, school counselor, Middle School Principal, Council Facilitator and currently as Director of Wellness.
Shira Rebibo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and Biology at Sonoma State University and received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, Depth Psychology, and evidence-based practices at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Shira has enjoyed working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, and behavioral issues. Shira enjoys working with children, teenagers, families and adults.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW, MDiv, MEd
If you are seeking help through counseling or therapy, I offer individual and couples therapy to older adolescents and adults. My approach to therapy is to help clients feel safe and supported. While providing a welcoming and confidential space, I collaborate with the client to explore current life stressors and events to work toward achieving greater understanding and working through areas of feeling stuck.
Are you feeling stuck or unfulfilled in life? Are you finding yourself caught in a pattern of unhealthy relationships? Are you having a hard time understanding your feelings? Do you wish you could develop more confidence in your relationships/career? If this resonates with you, then you’re not alone. Sometimes we may feel locked in unhelpful patterns, and need a little clarity to make a positive shift. If you feel like you are in the gray about yourself and your life, I’m here to bring light to those areas and provide a safe, supportive space for you to explore your struggles and inner experience, and grow your self-awareness.
I work with creatives making a living from their craft. Artists often struggle with self-doubt, perfectionism, and isolation. As a creative, you may be building your career or considering a complete career shift. Regardless of where you are now, the future unknowns can be unsettling and anxiety-inducing. Bravely following your passion projects while supporting yourself and others can be both exhilarating and frightening. My specialty is supporting artists, entrepreneurs, and professionals in music, fine art, film, and TV. I also counsel healers, instructors, and soul seekers within the wellness and spiritual professions.
Do you want to develop your authentic emotional and creative voice? Are you facing inner forces you don't understand or know how to relate to? Do you feel stuck in patterns you can see but don't know how to change? What keeps you from being who you are--shame, past traumas, identity struggles? Is it time to look inside for what's been missing outside? I am passionate about the process of self-development and provide a safe, well informed therapeutic space where those issues, as well as others, can be addressed.
You know that you have the skills, creativity, and passion to have the career and life you envision for yourself. And yet, you feel overwhelmed and a little lost when it comes to trying to balance both. I offer immersive wilderness retreats, which are different from individual therapy. Wilderness retreats are a place where you can slow down and reset your intentions. Take a break from the demands of life and get in touch with your own voice and what you need, so you can return to your work, relationships, and life feeling calmer and more grounded.
I am delighted to be in private practice in West Hollywood. In addition to this work, I am a primary therapist in agencies where I treat clients with co-occurring substance abuse, food and sex addictions. My training includes work at Being Alive, an HIV/AIDS service organization, helping clients heal from chemical dependence, trauma, and co-occurring health challenges using LGBT Affirmative Therapy. During my time as an intern, I worked at Promises Malibu, Breathe Life Healing Centers, Refuge Recovery Centers and the Narrative Counseling Center. I have a Masters in Psychology with an LGBT Specialization from Antioch University.
What is keeping you from living the life you want?
Psychotherapy can be a powerful tool to identify goals and remove obstacles that may be preventing you from experiencing more fulfilling relationships with yourself, your career, and other people.
If you are experiencing depression or anxiety, abusing substances, or having relationship difficulty, the process of therapy can be a useful way to discover how to create change. By exploring current and historical patterns, a greater awareness and understanding can emerge, allowing for more choice.
I strive to create a warm, supportive therapeutic environment where you feel heard and understood. I believe the safety of the therapeutic relationship allows you to engage in meaningful exploration of the issues that are impacting your wellbeing. I offer emotionally-focused therapy to help you increase insight and awareness, strengthen relationships, and gain the confidence and skills you need to live well. Therapy is a collaborative process and my role is to empower you to achieve your goals. I have experience helping clients with concerns related to anxiety, depression/sadness, self-esteem, relationships, difficult transitions, grief and trauma.
My clients are brave and looking for a reflective, containing space to work through sadness, worries, chronic stress, transitions, familial and cultural stressors, and relationship difficulties. Therapy requires connection, vulnerability and collaboration; together we'll disrupt toxic stress and make progress toward your goals. We’re all lovable and deserving of rest and joy.
Hello and thanks for visiting my profile! Are fear, anxiety, and worried thoughts about the past or future highjack your life? Have life stressors left you feeling empty or joyless with self-care and nurturing nowhere to be found? Let's look into your past to better understand your present, and share with you effective tools drawn from mindfulness, breathwork, and CBT to get through today. I provide a safe space in which to help you to explore, and learn more about who you are and what you need in order to feel more safe, secure, and peaceful on daily basis.
If you identify as Poly/Non-monogamous, Kinky/fetishistic, Queer/Trans, or Anti-capitalist you already know the tyrannical way normativity polices “others” who deviate from conventional cultural scripts. Even more so when your preferred expressions of intimacy and embodiment are deemed “problematic”. I do not equate “healthy” with “normal”, nor aim to be prescriptive about how you “ought“ to experience being in this world. Living along the fringes of normativity isn’t an easy choice. But it can be a worthy choice, fulfilling and purposeful! Yet it may also be accompanied by high costs that feel compromising to dignity & self-worth.
I hold an assumption that understanding the contexts of your life is integral in getting to know you, the problems that you are up against, and the knowledges you have come to in spite of those challenges. My practice is built on fostering an environment of collaboration vs. prescriptive one size fits all solutions. I would describe my work as conversations of possibility that are non-pathologizing. I do not adhere to a singular understanding of health, but rather embrace the multiplicity, nuance, and uniqueness of each person’s lived and embodied experience. This literally makes it possible for me to listen from a place of
Every therapeutic relationship and moment in session, is expressly unique. One that is devoted exclusively to you where memories of the past stream into thoughts of the future and all is said in a protected, confidential space. Whether you are dealing with relationship or trauma issues, or seeking treatment for various symptoms, the therapists at Paragon can help you to clarify underlying feelings reveal patterns - make the unconscious conscious. In doing so, therapy can enhance a person's sense of empowerment, enrich relationship experiences, illuminate the Self.
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. So why therapy now? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Problems only survive when they are supported by particular beliefs and principles. This can feel like a relentless need to escape a moment that never ends. Exploring the details and effects of these obstacles will help lead to different outcomes not yet discovered.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles, or Child Psychologists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Mid Wilshire, Los Angeles specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.