Shirien Kiani, L.C.S.W
Location: San Pedro and Long Beach
Psychotherapist~ Children, Adolescents, and Families
My Approach to Therapy
I take a client centered, strength based approach to therapy utilizing components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapies (DBT), harm reduction and mindfulness based work and psychoeducation. I believe in the importance of understanding the effects of thoughts, feelings and behaviors and beginning the process of challenging thought patterns that are hindering day-to-day life. Through a strength based approach, I emphasize the client’s resiliency and ability to cope in order to overcome barriers and obstacles. In working with children, I also utilize components of play and art therapy to increase ability to express and identify thoughts and feelings.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Person Centered Therapy
- Trauma Informed Art
I have a background working with youth and children from various backgrounds with emphasis on those who have experienced varying levels of trauma and/or crisis. I have experience ranging from inpatient mental health services, case management, outpatient short-term services for victims of crime, and outpatient services with youth in school settings. I also have a background working with children, youth and families who were involved in the Child Welfare System.
University of Southern California – Masters in Social Work (MSW)
Licenses & Professionals Affiliations:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #112158 issued through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) – California
Trauma Informed Creative Arts Therapy Certificate – University at Albany State University of New York