Shirin Shoai, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland
Thanks for visiting my profile. If you're considering therapy, you may feel that you're not quite living up to your potential, not finding the connection you want in relationships, or generally feeling stuck, anxious, or frustrated without fully knowing why. Feelings like these are more common than you think, and therapy can help you move forward with more self-awareness and confidence. In a nonjudgmental setting, you can come to understand your history's impact on your current behavior and beliefs, and learn to express yourself with more authenticity.
Contact me if you're experiencing relationship challenges, issues around identity or purpose, or longstanding grief. I can help you understand and shift patterns that no longer serve you; ease self-criticism; improve communication; set healthy boundaries; work with loss and change; and clarify life, relationship, or career goals.
Reach out for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule an initial session.
Call or Email Shirin Shoai for a free phone consultation now - (415) 366-8346


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License No. and State: 97538 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Barnard College - Columbia University/BA
  • Year graduated: 1998

Shirin Shoai's Groups

Motherless Daughters: process group (Oakland)

If you're a woman who identifies as "motherless"--either through estrangement, abandonment, illness, or death--join a healing gathering of women who understand your challenges. In this process group, you will discover a safe, supportive space to connect with women like you; share your story without shame; and find comfort and strategies for living through loss. Contact me for dates and details.

More about this group


  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Emotional Disturbance


  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Motherless daughters, caregiving, stress
  • Peer Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American, Other Racial or Ethnic Background


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-oriented
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 18 May 2017
Shirin Shoai, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland

Shirin Shoai

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT