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Affordable Counseling for Individuals, Couples, Adolescents and Families

7545 Irvine Center Dr. Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92618 | (410) 924 - 2514


What makes you who you are is a complex combination of your biology and your personal life experiences.


Welcome to my therapy practice in Irvine

Do you need help with yourself, your relationship, or other aspects of being human? Are you feeling stuck or dissatisfied with some element of your life? Are you struggling with anxiety? Do you want to function more optimally in your day-to-day life? Does the communication between you and your partner absolutely suck? I can help you regain your balance and start moving forward.


The way I practice depends entirely on what you need from me. Everyone struggles in different ways, and thus, my approach to therapy is flexible. I want to help you start making progress as soon as possible! So fair warning, if you just want someone to nod and agree with everything you say, I may not be the best fit for you. However, if you're ready to start making positive changes and letting go of the things that no longer serve you, I'd be thrilled to accompany you on your journey.


To make sure I'm a good fit for my clients, I offer a FREE in-person or virtual consultation. No money will exchange hands until you feel confident that I can help you.


A little about me: Therapist by day, professor by night

I obtained my masters degree from a local university (University of the West), in a program informed by Buddhist values. Since mindfulness seems to be the buzz word of modern mental health, I'm fortunate to have been trained at a school that places as much value on mindfulness  based approaches as it places on the standard cognitive-behavioral ones. 

When I'm not seeing clients I'm teaching graduate and undergraduate psychology students. Some of the classes I teach include: Multicultural Counseling, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Sex/Sexuality and Gender, Abnormal Psychology, and Eastern and Western Perspectives on Affective Psychology.

Shaw Strannahan, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

7545 Irvine Center Drive Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

Tel: 410-924-2514​


Areas of Service

Individual Therapy






How do you know if therapy is right for you?

I offer a free 30 minute consultation (in-person, phone, or virtual) to help you determine if I'm the right fit for you. My goal is to help clients understand the power of self-exploration and mental/emotional flexibility.

Schedule your FREE consultation now!

(410) 924 - 2514

Fees & Insurance

Therapy doesn't have to cost a fortune!

I charge $100-$175 for a one hour session for individual, couples or family therapies. However, I also work on a sliding scale basis for those in need of financial considerations.

If you have a PPO, please check with your insurance company for out-of-network benefits.

Accepted payments include:

  • Mastercard

  • Discover

  • Visa

  • AMEX

  • Paypal

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Venmo

If you have any questions regarding financial or insurance matters,
please feel free to contact me at (410) 924 - 2514 or at

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