I am licensed in California with 6 years of professional work experience. I have been fortunate in being able to provide 30 additional years in the mental health field as a case manager/case coordinator. I am a community activist who aids in decreasing the sigma of mental health issues.
I have an extensive background in helping clients with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, motivation, and self-esteem, and confidence issues. I have experience working with an array of adult mental health diagnoses and treating individuals who are experiencing life changes.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Avoidant Personality, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Infidelity, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LCSW 115925
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
The best therapist I have ever worked with, I am so grateful to have found her
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, co
Sheila Owens is an extremely talented, knowledgeable, and empathetic person. She approaches sessions with compassion, concern, and clarity. I have had issues with other therapists in the past, and I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful my sessions are. I trust Ms. Owens' expertise and recommend her unconditionally.
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Love my therapy sessions! Sheila listens, provides feedback and info, even when it’s not what I want to hear. She is thorough and understanding. I can feel and see progress and growth. Never felt more comfortable. Thanks, Sheila!
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sheila is amazing! Truly has benefitted my life tremendously
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd