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About Me

Hello! My name is Shirin and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 7 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have had experience working with a broad range and severity of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, immigrant/acculturation issues, and complex trauma/abuse.
My commitment to work in the field of mental health comes from my personal experience with it. After migrate to USA , I struggled with anxiety, depression and adjusting to new environment. I know firsthand that how living with mental health difficulties are challenging, frustrated and lonely and how much life can get easier when you find right help and warm support.
I use a person-centered, holistic, and integrative approach in treatment. I meet where my clients are and adjust the treatment approach to their needs while being sensitive to individual's background and culture. I use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, eyes movment desensitization reprocessing, solution-focused counseling, and EFT.
I strongly believe that together we can overcome your current problems, if you take the first step to invest on your wellness, and be patient and consistent in the process of become well mentally.
I am currently available to provide services to those who need help including teenagers, young adults and women in all ages. Looking forward to see you here.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LPC #77125 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shirin Tavakol. 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.

Written by A.M. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Shirin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I am so glad I got to work with Shirin. She is so patient, thoughtful and deliberate in her work. Shirin guided me through exercises to help me put traumas from my past, into the past. I’m very happy with the results and can’t believe how much better I feel. She was amazing! I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Shirin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Amazing therapist and listener!
Honestly, I was worried to start the sessions, but from the beginning, she was just amazing! Very caring and great listener understood all my worries and provided tactics and guidance where needed. Can't express enough how happy I am that we matched and that I had someone like her to help.
Thank you so much!

Written by K.I. on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Shirin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Thanks a million to Shirin got great advice and guidance that’ll I’ll use in future.


Written by C.R. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Shirin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Shirin is a remarkable and incredible therapist. I have honestly had my reservations about seeking counselling but I am dreadfully honest when I say I am so happy I did because of Shirin. Great Listener, very caring, understanding, we share a good laugh every now and then.....No regrets! I highly recommend her!

Written by T.A. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Shirin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Shirin Tavakol is an incredibly empathetic and highly intelligent therapist. She’s deeply connected to her own humanity and firmly rooted in reality. She has all the qualities of a progressive and supportive therapist. I couldn’t have conjured a better support person to see me along my healing path