Nobody is broken. All have challenges and areas for improvement, and it takes bravery to face those aspects that require growth. Being truly seen and truly heard make a world of difference in accelerating that process.
Arash has over 20 years' experience and is adept at holding space with empathy, love, and compassion. His style is sincere, warm, and engaging, and he has a facility for attunement to his clients and what they struggle with. He helps shine light with his clients and provides a safe container to express and experience what needs to be seen, felt, or released.
As a first-generation immigrant, Arash knows the challenges of holding two or more cultures simultaneously and is passionate about people feeling a sense of belonging wherever they are. As a musician and a creative, Arash is actively engaged in the creative process and understands the challenges involved in being an artist. Arash loves and embodies the creative process and uses the creative process to express and expand. Arash is also deeply interested in the spiritual questing of human beings, with broad experience in various forms of religion and spirituality.
One size does not fit all, so he adapts the treatment to best fit the client. Arash uses an integrated, multi-modal approach and is influenced by research in attachment models. He also utilizes mindfulness and emotional release techniques and is certified in Hypnotherapy, Therapeutic Imagery, and NLP. These and other process-oriented work are particularly effective at resolving issues that talk therapy has more difficulty managing, such as phobias, traumas, unconscious patterns, and beliefs.
Arash is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and assist couples in improving communication, repairing wounds in the relationship, and growing closer.
Arash provides both tele-health sessions and in-person sessions in Irvine, CA.
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Creative blocks & writer's block - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Arash Shahangian is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Years of Experience: 22 years
Private Practice, Psychotherapist & Private Practitioner, 2009 - Present
Associated Therapists, Inc., Professional Associate & Private Practitioner, 2009 - 2016
Harmony Heals, Inc., Psychotherapist, 2011 - 2013
Telecare Corp, Clinician (on-call), 2010 - 2010
Counseling Solutions for Children & Families, Behavior Management Consultant, 2008 - 2009
Positive Changes Hypnosis, Hypnotist, 2007 - 2008
Masada Homes, Community Therapist, 2006 - 2007
Starview Child & Family Services, Mental Health Specialist II, 2003 - 2006
Family Services of Long Beach, Trainee/Intern, 2001 - 2003
Regional Center of Orange County, Service Coordinator, 2001 - 2002
Behavior Resources, Behavior Program Specialist, 1999 - 2001
Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, 2006
Ryokan College, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2001