Bita Shooshani is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist in California who offers remote video sessions to clients living in RI and CA as well as in-person sessions to clients living in Oakland or San Francisco. Her specialty areas include working with college and graduate school populations treating anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and/or obsessive compulsive disorder to promote healing and thriving despite barriers and societal oppression.
As a queer-identified Iranian American therapist, Bita has extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrant, international, and communities of color using a strength-based approach. She uses an intersectional analysis to understand how systems of oppression impact our mental health.
Bita’s approach is client-centered and informed by evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She takes an active approach to help her clients to not only alleviate symptoms but to obtain skills to develop a wellness practice which can continue to benefit them beyond sessions. She also incorporates multicultural and feminist psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness-based practices, Buddhist Psychology, and family systems theories. When working with clients with a history of trauma, Bita integrates a focus on the body to help inform the healing process.
Bita wants her clients to leave feeling empowered to take control of their lives and live an authentic life. Before starting her private practice, she worked as a psychotherapist at Brown University’s Counseling and Psychological Services and San Francisco State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services’ Prevention Education Programs. She looks forward to meeting you for a consultation to see if what you’re looking for is a good match for her expertise.