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Michelle Shim, APCC

Hi, I'm Michelle!

Beginning therapy can be both a courageous and empowering adventure. I enjoy guiding others in rewriting their own stories and I find fulfillment in witnessing the breakthroughs. The stories of our past, present, and future all work together to create our daily habits and actualized identities- but they don’t have to define our identities or capabilities.

My “style” encompasses a psychodynamic, person-centered experience that works toward identifying the origins of your presenting concerns, while guiding you toward culturally-sensitive insights and meaningful changes. I’m most passionate working with women, Asian Americans, and artists because of my own lived experiences. While I acknowledge the uniqueness in each of my client’s needs, my approach includes a mix of the theoretical models of CBT, ACT, and Trauma-informed therapy. I mainly work on issues that surround anxiety, perfectionism, and trauma. In our sessions, you can expect we will explore negative thinking patterns, self-compassion, self-empowerment, emotional regulation, coping with life transitions, relationship difficulties, ‘adulting’, self-esteem, and/or Christian faith-based topics.

I received my Masters in 2019, my license in 2023, and have worked with a variety of populations including at-risk youth, families, and young and middle aged adults in both schools and outpatient for 10+ years at dynamic capacities. If I’m not in session, I am tending to my own relational gardens, learning something new, quenching my wanderlust for the outdoors adventures, or spending time with my loved ones.

I look forward to working together towards your goals!


  • Telehealth

  • LA Office

Insurances Accepted:

  • Kaiser

  • Healthnet/MHN

  • Healthnet Medi-cal

  • Anthem

  • Anthem Medi-cal

  • Aetna

  • Cigna

  • Optum

  • Beacon


  • Individuals

  • Families

  • Adolescents

  • Teens

  • Young Adults/Adults

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood Disorders

  • Self-esteem

  • Life Transitions

  • Grief/Loss

  • Positive Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Christian Counseling

  • Self-empowerment

Book a Session with Michelle

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