Shalina Kumar

(M.S., LMFT, APCC)

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #112148 (Expires: 2021-03-31)