Shira is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist and relationship expert who is deeply committed to helping people integrate painful experiences, adversity and dysfunctional relationships into secure, resilient narratives. Shira specializes in rehabilitating relationships for both couples and individuals.
Shira is the founder of Yale Street Therapy Group an integrative mindfulness based collective of therapists in Santa Monica, California as well as a Curriculum Director and Meditation Teacher for Evenflow, www.evenflow.io, a next generation mindfulness meditation app that combines meditation with psychological insights.
As a daughter of a treatment resistant schizophrenic mother, Shira found her way to psychology with the imperative to make meaning out of her own traumatic experience as a child. Shira’s clinical work focuses on helping couples and individuals work through co dependency, ambivalence and betrayal, as well as complex trauma in an age of anxiety and shifting cultural norms. Shira has a special focus in working with adult children of severely mentally ill parents who suffer from schizophrenia, bi-polar and borderline personality disorders.