Therapy in Sherman Oaks, CA

Therapy and Wellness Services

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Welcome To Living Consciously

As licensed mental health providers, personal & relational improvement is our expertise. Our goal for each client is to provide a safe, supportive environment in addition to the tools needed to actualize and maintain lasting positive changes. We approach our work with clients with warmth, authenticity & genuine passion for helping others live to their fullest potential. We are advocates of living intuitively, consciously and mindfully. ​

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We invite you to contact us today by phone, text or email to confidentially discuss how we can help you create the life you envision. We offer prospective clients a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation. It is a privilege each time a client allows us the opportunity to be a part of their process. 

Areas of Expertise

Narcissistic Abuse, Couples Therapy, Divorce, Mindful Parenting

Areas of Expertise

Addiction, Mood Disorders, Anxiety,
Dual Diagnosis
Areas of Expertise
Adolescents, Mood Disorders, Adoption
Areas of Expertise
Women's Health, Postpartum, Prenatal, Infertility
Areas of Expertise
Physical Wellness: Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training
Administrative Assistant

Shirin Peykar, LMFT is a graduate of University of Southern California with a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy. She has been practicing psychotherapy for over 10 years. Shirin brings a unique sense of warmth, optimism, awareness and collaboration to her work with clients. She is active in sessions, encouraging shifts in the perception of how clients think, feel, and experience others. Shirin is attentive to patterns in relationships and believes in the importance of exploring a person’s full story before exploring the presenting issue. Her holistic approach encompasses mindfulness techniques and Schema Therapy

Shirin has specialized training in RIE® Educaring for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and beyond. She has also completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Shirin is currently in the process of becoming an (ISST) Certified Schema Therapist. 

Shirin is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), Schema Therapy Society & founding member of the Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Alliance (NAAA).

Dr. Amber Baig earned a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. She utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution-focused techniques in addition to attachment and mindfulness/meditation-based techniques. However, she tailors her approach based on the specific needs of each client. Dr. Baig not only focuses on helping clients manage and take control over their symptoms, but also on identifying and treating the underlying causes of these symptoms. She believes it is important to build a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship in order to gain a clear understanding of client’s strengths and goals, allowing her to create an individualized treatment plan together with each client.

 

Dr. Baig's clinical experience includes working with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mood and adjustment disorders. She is experienced in working with dually diagnosed adults, and adults that suffer from substance addiction. She has gained experience in working at substance and mental health treatment facilities at the intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential levels of care.

 

During your work together, Dr. Baig will support you through your process of healing, gaining confidence, or adjusting to life’s many challenges. Her philosophy as a therapist is to work together as a team. She will guide you through the treatment process, while also helping you develop skills and tools that will empower you to live your best life.

Cindy Linares, LCSW obtained her Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California and Bachelor of Arts with a major in Child & Adolescent Development and minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. With extensive training and experience in the field of psychology and social services both in the United States and abroad in Germany, Cindy has gained experience working with children struggling with a range of socio-emotional, developmental and behavioral problems at all stages of development.

 

Cindy is eclectic and uses a blend of cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and solution focused interventions. Respected for her strong diagnostic and clinical skills, her treatment is relationship based. She believes in a strengths based approach that is holistic, eclectic and guided by the individual needs of the client. Cindy provides services in Spanish as well. 

Sarah Campbell, LCSW obtained her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University. She has training in perinatal mental health from Postpartum Support International and is passionate about helping pregnant and postpartum women, women trying to conceive, and gestational surrogates through their unique journeys. She has also worked in medical settings helping clients with anxiety, depression, and adjustment to chronic medical conditions.

 

Sarah believes in an eclectic approach to therapy that is client-centered and incorporates a variety of different therapeutic approaches to meet the specific needs of each client. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is key and utilizes various interventions from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Motivational Interviewing and Problem Solving Therapy to support her clients along their path to wellness.

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Chanel Peykar was born and raised in Los Angeles and began pilates in 2009. Her practice led way to a passion for health and fitness, eventually finding Natural Pilates as a client in 2017. She was inspired by the athletic style of teaching and knew she was destined to instruct pilates. Her experience in fitness from pilates and yoga to calisthenics, plyometrics, and traditional strength training, create an energetic and challenging session guaranteed to make you sweat- no equipment necessary.

 

She received her certification in Intensive Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, and Stability Chair at the Pilates Sports Center in California under Andromeda Stevens, D.C. Chanel is a top instructor at Natural Pilates in Brentwood, California. 

 

When she’s not teaching, you will find her out for a run, hitting a heavy bag, or practicing her handstands. 

Zakieh Alahmad was born in Northern California and has spent most of her life living in Los Angeles. She is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Southern California's Marriage and Family Therapy Program and is completing her traineeship at The Center for Professional Counseling and Respark Foundation. 

 

As our administrative assistant, Zakieh enjoys working with clients and getting experience in a private practice setting before she graduates and enters the field. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and spending time with her three dogs, hamster, and tortoise. 

 
 

Contact Us

We offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to prospective new clients.

Therapy in Sherman Oaks

4835 Van Nuys Blvd

Suite 200

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Teletherapy (online therapy) available by phone or secure video.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9a- 8p

Saturday: 9a - 1p

Sunday: 11a- 8p

CONTACT US FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION

(818) 650-1195

INFO@THESHERMANOAKSTHERAPIST.COM

SHIRIN PEYKAR, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST & ASSOCIATES INC.

4835 VAN NUYS BLVD, SUITE 200 | SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91403

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