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Shireen Oberman is a licensed clinical social worker in West Los Angeles with almost 20 years of clinical experience working in medical, university and non-profit settings. She received her MSW from the University of Southern California and has been doing advanced training in Psychoanalysis through the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, since 2013. She has completed additional post-graduate trainings in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Brief Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Shireen’s areas of clinical specialty include grief and loss, trauma, phase of life issues and Maternal Mental Health. She currently maintains a private practice working with clients from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, focusing on a variety of issues.
Whether short-term or long-term, Shireen’s work is always client focused. She draws significantly upon her trainings in CBT, DBT, and Psychoanalysis to help clients both achieve their therapeutic goals and develop usable skills which they can continue practicing outside the therapy session. Shireen’s clinical style is warm and interactive, while maintaining the necessary space for reflection as people are often not given time to think and feel.
In addition to her private practice, Shireen is an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University, where she teaches courses on trauma and grief and bereavement. She has created and delivered multiple presentations and trainings, ranging from cultural sensitivity, to improving interpersonal boundaries, to addressing grief and loss in the workplace. Organizations where she has presented include, UCLA Rape Treatment Center, Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles, UCLA and USC Medical School.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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Years of Experience: 20 years
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center, Adult Program Director, 2011 - 2014
Hillel at UCLA, Clinician/Educator, 2007 - 2011
Jewish Family Service, Clinician, 2006 - 2008
LAISPS, Advanced Psychoanalytic Training, 2022
University of Southern California, MSW, 2004