Maria C. Shufeldt

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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(818) 465-5634

Maria C. Shufeldt

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Maria C. Shufeldt, LMFT
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(818) 465-5634
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Kansas City, MO 64127
(818) 465-5634
Announcement icon I am currently open for a limited number of new clients. I work mainly by both video/telehealth and in person in some cases.

About

It's hard to make sense of what's happening today in the world. It's also hard to make sense of what's happening with yourself. You feel so many things you can't even explain. As humans, we live in intersecting relationships: the earth, society, each other, work, spirituality (for some), individual history. and our changing identities. Identifying and managing all of these relationships while moving in place is dizzyingly daunting. You want change, stability, a sense of purpose, better connection, less strife and aggression. You want peace of mind and more peace on earth! I can help you with the first, at least.
I'm interested in helping people transform suffering into renewed purpose rather than just coping. Psychotherapy is both an art and a science informed by neurobiology and research. I can help you learn regulation and how to care for yourself -- maybe for the first time. I am trained in EMDR therapy and can arrange "Walk and Talk" sessions for some clients.
I strive to grow more empathy, humility, beauty, and connection in the world. But you are the alchemist of this; I'm more like the caring assistant. As you connect with your abilities, strength, and inner beauty, many others benefit. Creative people from any field, and those who feel "different" or highly sensitive seem to respond to my way of working.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $185
Pay By: Cash, Check, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Out of Network
I can give receipts for partial reimbursement if your insurance allows. My full fee is $185. Some lower fee slots are for financial need.
Email me or call (818) 465-5634 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: California / 84483
  • School: Pacific Oaks College (Pasadena)
I am licensed in the states of California and Missouri. I can work by telehealth in either location, in office by prior arrangement.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 2021045347 State Committee of Marital and Family Therapists, State of Missouri
  • Certificate: By EMDRIA-Certified Trainer for Levels 1&2 EMDR

Endorsements

Counselor, MA, LMHC

Maria C. Shufeldt's Groups

Beating Burnout

The National Health Organization (NHO) recently and finally recognized Burnout as a medical condition. The best and most motivated employees are generally the most vulnerable to burn-out. This 8-week group provides educational, experiential, and process group elements. The purpose is to remove the shameful stigma and self-blame of burn-out and empower you with tools and strategies to cope, to transition, and to regain control of your health in a challenging work environment. Understanding the bullying and exclusion pathology in some workplaces -- and considering your options to cope with it -- is also critical to maintaining mental and physical health.

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Nearer 2 Nature

Experiences in "nearby nature" can regulate and improve mood, reduce bodily stress, provide calming and containment, and open spiritual and creative connection for some. These groups are limited to 4 people or can be done individually for existing clients. Experiences include guided sensory exercises, nature story metaphors, and group and individual opportunities to reconnect with the small wonders of our own backyards. Nearby locations vary. Mild to moderate exertion. Scheduling varies.

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Preparation & Perils of Caregiving & Inheritance

Have you been given or accepted a role as a caregiver, a legal Power of Attorney, or Trustee within an elder's life? Trusts and wills are often advised, but dealing with all the duties, others' reactions, and personal stress of this path is overwhelming, even health-threatening. This is not a group for legal advice, but rather to provide peer support, share ideas about coping, and possibly resources in your community. Communicating with lawyers and other "professionals" is also a challenge, and we will discuss some helpful ways to address that. THIS GROUP IS NOT FOR LEGAL ADVICE.

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Location

Maria C. Shufeldt, LMFT
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(818) 465-5634
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Kansas City, MO 64127
(818) 465-5634
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Adult sibling conflict, Aging parents, Estrangment
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relational trauma and/or abuse
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Ecopsychology and "Walk and Talk" (outdoor)
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian-influenced
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 5 Jan 2023
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Maria C. Shufeldt

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT