Someone once said to me that the purpose of therapy is the offer of 'more life'. I understood that to mean developing and expanding a fuller awareness in order to make different choices and determine a new narrative. How do we get to that place?
We will focus on your actions, historical patterns, relationships and the context of these dynamics. We will pay attention to the 'self talk' and investigate ways of re-framing rigid cognitive messages. Through this process we will locate areas of strength and resiliency and tap into unexplored resources that facilitate individual growth, fluidity and self-knowledge. As we gain more understanding,the promise of 'more life' is realized.
I am a certified sex therapist and have extensive training in both sex and couples therapy. Sexual concerns may include sexual anxiety, body issues, sexual dysfunction and desire disorders. I am a member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists), the American Association of Suicidology and CAMFT.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Gila Shapiro now - (323) 744-1847


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • License No. and State: 48451 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • I accept all PPO plans.
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Sex Therapy
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2015
Gila Shapiro, MA, MFT, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles

Gila Shapiro

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CST