Shirin Shoai, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
If you're considering therapy, you may feel that you're not quite living up to your potential, not finding the connection you want in relationships, or generally feeling stuck, anxious, or frustrated without knowing why. Feelings like these are more common than you think, and therapy can help you move forward with more self-awareness and confidence.
I specialize in emotional trauma, the childhood wounds that hold you back in your life, career, or relationship. I enjoy supporting people interested in insight-based depth therapy, particularly motherless daughters, purpose-driven social entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, and multiracial women.
Therapy offers a corrective relationship that empowers you to live as vibrantly as you were meant to. My style is nonjudgmental, supportive, and attentive to what lies beneath the surface of our interactions. My clinical approach blends relational/analytic, mindfulness-based, and Internal Family Systems ("parts") work.
Call or Email Shirin Shoai for a free phone consultation now - (415) 366-8346


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 97538 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Barnard College - Columbia University / BA
  • Year graduated: 1998


  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-oriented
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017
Shirin Shoai, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Shirin Shoai

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT