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David Shaw, LMFT

Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

Hello, I’m David Shaw. Thank you for being curious about me..  I would like to say a little about myself in order to help you imagine if we might be a good fit to work well together.
First the basics. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California.  I was first licensed in 1978. I have had many years of experience helping people address a variety of concerns.
It is my experience that therapy works best when the client feels the therapist is really interested in them and how they see the world. I believe we all have a deep need to have someone really understand our experience. I feel I do this well.
During our lives we evolve. Our needs change. We seek love, respect and security.  We want to be valued for who we are.  At times we find that things are not working out as we had hoped.
In sessions I encourage clients to talk as openly as they are able. 
If what I have said is of interest please reach out to me so can explore ways I can be of help to you.

Professional experience

45yrs in practice
Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 12943


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Shaw. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

David is great. I feel like writing him a review every week.

Written on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue