Sheba Shobashini Andrew, LCSW
Preferred Name: Sheba
I am originally from Malaysia and come from very humble beginnings. In 2013, I left a career in finance to pursue my desire to bear witness to others who have undergone difficult life circumstances. Fast forward, I have 8+ years of experience learning manifestations of trauma and treating it. I am bi-cultural, and I have lived experience as a trauma survivor. My clients often say I am warm, genuine, funny, and direct. I am passionate about using proven treatments like EMDR along with a holistic and culturally sensitive lens to decrease symptoms and promote personal growth.
Education & Experience
Specialty training and experience with complex trauma, attachment, crisis work, and various mental health conditions. Before my graduate studies, I was trained in addiction assessment and treatment and volunteered with foster youth. My passion for learning about trauma led me to an immersion educational experience in Munich, Germany. I also have research experience related to post-traumatic conditions through my prior professional work at the Veterans Affairs (VA). Most of my experience has been with brave individuals who experienced multiple overwhelming and horrific life experiences and losses. I am also trained in Prolonged Exposure, another proven treatment for PTSD/trauma.
Professional & Volunteer Affiliations
Pro-bono provider for the San Diego Trauma Recovery Network. Provider for the California Victims Compensation Board (CAL VCB). Approved non-network provider for TriWest.
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Bipolar Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Risk
- Survivor's Guilt
- Traumatic Incident
- Community Mental Health Center
- Juvenile Correctional Facility
Oscar & Oxford (Optum) and California Victims Compensation Board (CAL VCB)