Elham Shoa, LCSW


About Me

I’m a licensed therapist with a virtual practice based in Los Angeles, CA. I specialize in working with clients who identify as part of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities and understand the unique challenges these communities can face in seeking mental health support. I use holistic and integrative approaches, combining different styles including EMDR, attachment-based and psychodynamic therapies, while incorporating mindfulness and body-based interventions. I am deeply committed to providing culturally-competent and affirming therapeutic services.

Education & Experience

MSW from Columbia University

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved


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