Shalina Kumar


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.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #112148 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


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.

Written by C.A. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Shalina for 2 weeks

I felt very comfortable and supported when speaking with her. I look forward to healing through this.