Shyla  Batliwalla

Shyla Batliwalla


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
San Francisco Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Race & cultural identity
  • Women's issues

Professional statement

Shyla Batliwalla, AMFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and wellness leader. She has been working at the intersection of education, mindfulness, and mental health for a decade. Her therapeutic interests include women, BIPOC and marginalized communities, adolescents and teens, fertility and perinatal support, and couples.

Shyla holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco, a teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from UC Irvine. She has been teaching and leading mindfulness to children and adults for the past ten years. Shyla is a mother and first-generation immigrant who has spent extensive time living and working abroad. She has a warm, empathic, and trauma-informed approach to clients and believes in the healing power of a strong therapeutic relationship.

Shyla believes that all healthy relationships come down to two things: empathy and boundaries. She also believes that a greater sense of self-awareness allows us to have a deeper understanding of who we are and better see how we connect to our community and world.

Message to clients

Hello! I'm Shyla, and I'm thrilled to welcome you to my therapy practice. As a therapist, I bring a unique blend of warmth, empathy, cultural curiosity, and levity to my sessions.

I believe that the journey towards healing and self-awareness should feel safe, forgiving, and supported. My approach is all about creating a non-judgmental space where you can be fully yourself, share your thoughts and feelings, and work towards positive change.

With a diverse background in mindfulness, education, and mental health, I'm passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to support.

My therapeutic style is built upon a genuine connection with my clients. We work together creating our sessions to meet your unique needs and preferences. While we explore your concerns and goals, we create a supportive environment for your healing and growth. And yes, we'll even inject a bit of humor and fun because laughter is a powerful tool for resilience, healing, and well-being.

Your journey to a happier, healthier life begins here. I'm excited to be your partner in this process, and I can't wait to meet you.

Get in touch today to schedule a session, and let's start making positive changes in your life!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Shyla Batliwalla 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 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

San Francisco practice
2370 Market St #103 Suite, San Francisco, California 94114
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Sessions Psychotherapy, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2022 - Present
Anise Health, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2023 - Present
Teach Well, Educational Wellness Consultant, 2020 - Present

University of San Francisco, Masters of Arts, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2022
Teaching Credential, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2009
University of California, Irvine, B.A. International Studies, Spanish, 2005


California: 135783

Supervisor: Lauren Gogarty (LMFT 96590)