Mrs. Shirah Dawn Canaga, MA, LPC, NCC

Preferred Name: Shirah

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

As a therapist, I provide a trauma-focused and person-centered approach to help individuals make their own choices to move toward a healthy lifestyle. I enjoy working with adults, children, and couples. I believe people can become more in balance with themselves and in their relationships by understanding themselves while becoming aware of their needs and issues. My intention is to create a safe therapeutic space that fosters learning, healing, and growth. I welcome individuals' personal beliefs, cultural identity, lifestyle, and spirituality. I intend on working on therapy goals during each session and accomplishing resilience.

Education & Experience

My experience in the helping profession has been providing counseling and career services at Lane Community College, working as a therapist at Lane County Behavioral Health, providing family assessments at Child Welfare and creating behavioral support plans for children under the care of Department of Human Services (DHS). I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwest Christian University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Family & Human Services from the University of Oregon.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Shirah is a member of EMDRIA and a alumni scholar of the National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Addiction Fellowship Program.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Medicaid

Pacific Source