Shalina Kumar


About Me

Are you experiencing a new challenge or adjusting to current life circumstances? At times of great stress, we use familiar ways of coping with problems that may no longer work for our present situations. In counseling, Shalina hopes to come alongside you as a supportive helper in your times of great stress or transition. Shalina hopes to create that safe place where you can explore your concerns and heal from past emotional pain. Shalina has training in working with difficult emotions utilizing skills from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Shalina also has experience and certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) paired with narrative therapy to address depression, anxiety and trauma. Shalina has worked with clients of all ages from toddlers through elders using short-term support to addressing more chronic problems. Shalina’s experience also has been paired with work as a research Clinician which has influenced her eclectic view of therapy styles and her incorporation of evidence-based practices in sessions. Specifically Shalina’s experience has been in an inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings working with parents utilizing skills from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), child, adolescents and their family member(s) in addressing behavioral issues. In adults, Shalina has worked with chronic and situational depression, anxiety, panic attacks, medical co-morbidity, physical pain, substance dependence, abuse, acculturation and relationship problems. Shalina has additional training in Problem-Solving therapy (PST) for middle-aged adults; which, has also been shown effective to treat depression.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #112148 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Written by M.O. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Shalina for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Shalina has been extremely helpful in assisting me in navigating a variety of issues and concerns I have been experiencing. I am a counselor myself and having her unwavering support and guidance has contributed to me becoming a better therapist. I am very grateful for all that she provides as a counselor and to have her “walk” beside me through my challenges and my triumphs.

Written by S.A. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

Shalina is very insightful and a great therapist/coach. She listens well and engages me to dig deeper with assignments. Thank you for your guidance.

Written by N.I. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, career difficulties, and adhd

Shalina is very sweet and spunky. She provides a wonderful disposition that allows for an easy flowed conversation. If you’re looking for someone to help identify and articulate your concerns, while providing a path to mental recovery and self love AND make you laugh - she’s your gal!

Written by B.E. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

From message one, Shalina has been compassionate, attentive and accessible. She is knowledgeable and considerate and I feel very safe and heard with her. I’ve been telling everyone I know about Better Help!

Written by C.H. on Jun 24, 2019 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is very helpful and patient with me.