Shalina Kumar

(M.S., LMFT, APCC)

About Me

Are you experiencing a new challenge or adjusting to current life circumstances? At times of great stress, we use familiar ways of coping with problems that may no longer work for our present situations. In counseling, Shalina hopes to come alongside you as a supportive helper in your times of great stress or transition. Shalina hopes to create that safe place where you can explore your concerns and heal from past emotional pain. Shalina has training in working with difficult emotions utilizing skills from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Shalina also has experience and certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) paired with narrative therapy to address depression, anxiety and trauma. Shalina has worked with clients of all ages from toddlers through elders using short-term support to addressing more chronic problems. Shalina’s experience also has been paired with work as a research Clinician which has influenced her eclectic view of therapy styles and her incorporation of evidence-based practices in sessions. Specifically Shalina’s experience has been in an inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings working with parents utilizing skills from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), child, adolescents and their family member(s) in addressing behavioral issues. In adults, Shalina has worked with chronic and situational depression, anxiety, panic attacks, medical co-morbidity, physical pain, substance dependence, abuse, acculturation and relationship problems. Shalina has additional training in Problem-Solving therapy (PST) for middle-aged adults; which, has also been shown effective to treat depression. For clients interested in spiritual growth, Shalina is trained in techniques and theories dealing with spiritual growing pains; as well as, healing the various parts of the spiritual self. In spiritually focused therapy Shalina can address issues such as transforming your inner self, letting go of the past, healing emotions and choosing forgiveness. Together Shalina would like to work with you towards spiritual wholeness; while, exploring the practicality of your current obstacles. Shalina enjoys attending local festivals, reading, spending time with family and being a lifetime learner.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #112148 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Shalina for 10 months

Shalina is absolutely amazing. I first tried faithful counseling and switched over to Shalina after being matched with a terrible therapist, and Shalina was a breath of fresh air. She seems genuinely interested in my life and my issues, and seems to ENJOY HER JOB - a HUGE key to finding a good therapist. Shalina always seems excited to listen to me, gently gives her opinions, and is loving and kind. Thank you Shalina for helping me! You are amazing.

Written by C.A. on Dec 12, 2019 after counseling with Shalina for 4 months

Shalina is very respectful and encouraging. She does a great job at pointing me to the Lord and knows the scriptures. Throughout my time with her she has given me lots of helpful informational electronic handouts that helped me to understand things I need to work on better. I would gladly recommend her to anyone, especially women.

Written by N.A. on Sep 05, 2019 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks

Talking to Shalina has helped me and I know she understands what my problems are and I trust her 100%. I'm glad she's my therapist.