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Dr. Shano Palovich Rodgers, LMFT

Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Compassion fatigue
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About me

I believe that the success of therapy is largely dependent on the relationship I have with my clients. CS Lewis once said, "To love at all is to be vulnerable." I think that vulnerability is a precious gift that is not to be taken lightly. It's very important that my clients feel safe to express that vulnerability in a non-judgmental environment that inspires trust. I work with clients according to their self-identified, strengths, needs and goals. Together we craft a path toward insight with compassion and motivation at your pace.
I have over 20 years of experience working in the field of child welfare including foster and adoptive care. I also worked in private practice and helped clients with depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, secondary trauma, parenting challenges, and workplace pressure. I have a MA in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Psychology. I use a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative and Solution-Focused therapies, Psychodynamic Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am a certified trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach (for parenting intense children and youth) and am also a certified life coach.
I look forward to partnering with you on your journey.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 41080


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Shano Palovich Rodgers. 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.

My quality of life has been demonstrably improved ever since I began therapy with Dr. Palovich. She is kind, insightful, a great listener, asks probing questions that help me understand myself and get at the root of what's keeping me down, anxious and pessimistic. Even better, I'm armed with tools to manage stress in my life.

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Shano for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Palovich Rodgers is a very caring therapist that goes way beyond her way to help. She validates you, let’s you be open, and makes you feel safe. I never had a therapist like her before she’s amazing and puts your needs first. I wish I had her as a therapist a long time ago.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Shano for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Palovich Rodgers has been absolutely wonderful to work with. You can tell she truly cares about you. Ever session she remembers what you previously talked about and has more thoughts and ideas about how to help. I highly recommend working with her, she’s compassionate and wonderful!

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Shano for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Dr Palovich Rodgers. Is very compassionate and experienced

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Shano for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Even though we just started talking, I feel very confident that Dr. Palovich Rodgers can help me in achieving my set goals because she provides very valuable insights during our conversations. It feels like you’re making progress every time you talk to her.

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Shano for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues