Shaida Shirazian, MSW, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Encino
I place great importance on the relationship between the therapist and client as an integral agent of change. My role is to facilitate an understanding of how the mind works, break ineffective patterns, and aid in the resolution of deeper issues in a safe, supportive environment. I enjoy working with those of diverse backgrounds; striving to help others blend their two worlds while maintaining their own cultural richness.
I have extensive experience providing clinical individual and group therapy in treating Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Loss. I received additional training working with children and adolescents, as well as their families, in identifying and treating issues such as identity formation, cultural conflicts, behavioral concerns, and parenting.
My recent focus has been with the Iranian and Immigrant communities to improve their ability to cope with issues of mental illness, substance abuse, and chronic medical conditions. I emphasize a holistic, client-centered, and strength-based approach that empowers the individual, couple, or family to make their desired changes.
Call or Email Shaida Shirazian for a free phone consultation now - (818) 960-1134


  • License No. and State: ASW59787 California
  • Supervisor Name: Mastaneh Moghadam
  • Supervisor License: LCS23095 California


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa


  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Mood Disorders


  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Queer Affirmative Approach
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Farsi
Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2017
Shaida Shirazian, MSW, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Encino

Shaida Shirazian

Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW