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Courtlyn Shimada(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York
Attachment issues-Chronic illness-Identity development- Life transitions- Relationship issues- Trauma-
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Professional statement

Hello! I’m Courtlyn Shimada, a therapist with a passion for understanding you and how you thrive. Therapy can be joyful and healing, as well as challenging. Through the highs, lows, and plateaus, I am committed to creating a warm and empowering space where together we can explore any obstacles that life may present.

In our sessions, therapy is a collaborative process where you are the expert on your own experiences, and I’m here to offer structured support and guidance. I draw upon my social work background to offer a holistic approach, considering not only individual dynamics but also the impact of the broader environment and societal systems. Together, we may navigate through feelings of depression, anxiety, or grief, and struggles with chronic illness or significant life changes.

Message to clients

Whether short-term or long-term, I believe in goal-oriented therapy. Don’t worry, though – if you don’t know what your goals are yet, we can figure them out together! My therapeutic toolkit includes practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strength-Based Psychodynamic and Narrative Therapy. Depending on where our journey takes us, we may also tap into practices such as mindfulness, meditation, art, and writing as ways to deepen the work we do together.

I bring with me a background in community development and activism within Asian American spaces. This perspective informs my intersectional, strength-based practice that recognizes your background, knowledge, and skills. As a clinician, I am dedicated to advocating for accessible and intergenerational mental health services for communities of color.


New York: 117508




Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Courtlyn Shimada is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

We have an honor system-based sliding scale down to $100 and can submit superbills to your insurance.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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