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Dave Shinoda

Dave Shinoda

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapistoffice: 925-820-1467 x607

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT46558) and have been with CPCC since 2005.  I believe that effective therapy begins with the client. I consider the client to be the expert on what is working and not working in life and relationships.  I see effective therapy as a collaborative work between the therapist and client to restore peace and well being to life and relationships.  

Here are some of my areas of interest:

  • Restoring peace in individuals, couples and families impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger, or learning disabilities
  • Applying approaches like EMDR, Mindfulness and Redecision Therapy to the treatment of trauma related problems, including healing from physical, emotional, sexual and spiritual abuse, recovering from traumatic events and moving through grief and loss.
  • Working with couples to improve communication, reduce conflict and increase intimacy
  • Addressing issues of diversity including challenges faced by Asian American individuals and families.
  • Supporting individuals and families dealing with sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of a faith community.
  • Supporting and caring for people in ministry and their families
  • Addressing the challenges of life transitions and aging

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Holy Names University and a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. I retired from pastoral ministry in 2014 after 33 years of ministry experience.  I am currently Adjunct Faculty at Holy Names University where I teach a course on Psychological Development and Spiritual Growth.  My wife Debbie and I have been married for over 35 years and have three grown children.