Shirley Johnson, MFTI, MA, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oakland
Carl Jung said, "I would rather be whole than good." Very often we put pressure on ourselves to "be" a certain way, so much that life can start to feel like acting versus living. This pressure tends to place stress on individuals and can often lead to anxiety, depression, and stress. I believe that therapy can be a tool to take off the masks we have learned to put on and begin to live from our whole self; finding freedom and our creativity. I believe that through compassion for all the parts of ourself we step closer to freedom.
I primarily work relationally with clients and thinking about psychotherapy through the lens of integral, gestalt, multicultural, psychodynamic, and sex-positive lenses. I offer a background in anger in women, Black identity, intergenerational trauma, interracial relationships, multiracial identity, and sexuality and desire in women of color.
I have practiced yoga and meditation, and studied various healing modalities over the last 10 years and have taught yoga the last 8 years. I enjoy supporting folks who are inquiring into their spirituality and soul. I also work with psychics and empaths in supporting them with healthy boundaries.
Call or Email Shirley Johnson for a free phone consultation now - (510) 944-1581


  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2015
  • Supervisor Name: Rainbow Schwartz
  • Supervisor License: 51236 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Brown University / B.A
  • Year graduated: 2004


  • Racial Identity
  • Stress
  • Multiracial Idenity + Relationships


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Integrative
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2017
Shirley Johnson, MFTI, MA, CYT, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oakland

Shirley Johnson

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFTI, MA, CYT