Dr. Shekarabi is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY#23356) since 2010. She obtained her undergraduate education at UC Irvine, earning a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science. Dr. Shekarabi completed her graduate work at Pepperdine University where she obtained a Master's degree in Psychology (2004) and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (2008). Dr. Shekarabi has extensive training working with the higher education population and young adult populations on a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: mild to severe mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress management, developmental transitions, acculturation issues, gender identity and sexual orientation, self-esteem, and trauma.
Psychodynamic, Humanistic, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy principles inform Dr. Shekarabi's clinical work. She places a great deal of value and importance on issues of diversity and works with her clients while always being mindful of the multiple identities that each individual holds at any given point in their development and how these multiple identities and the roles, responsibilities, and values they entail influence our emotional, mental, interpersonal, and physical well-being.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Shekarabi is the Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Mental Health Care at UCI and UC Irvine Health where she provides consultative services & support to resolve behavioral health issues, serves as a primary crisis intervention resource to facilitate and coordinate appropriate resources, provides time-limited case management for individual employees, and develops and implements instructional training & materials to assist in the promotion of mental well-being for all UCI and UC Irvine Health faculty & staff. She also teaches graduate students in the Master's in Counseling Psychology program at Argosy University in Orange, CA as adjunct faculty.
Dr. Shekarabi is available for individual therapy, psychological assessments of intellectual and emotional functioning and speaking engagements/consultation. Dr. Shekarabi is also trained in LindaMood Bell educational therapy for children and adults with learning disabilities and dyslexia and has 3 years of experience working with school-aged children in educational therapy.