Professional Profile of Kim K. Shirin, Ph.D.

 Dr. Kim K. Shirin is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who has his doctorate received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is currently a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist in private practice in the Glendale-La Canada area.  Counseling with Dr. Shirin is designed to assist patients:

            Relieve Anxiety, Panic Attacks and/or Agoraphobia;

            Manage Stress and relieve Depression;

            Enhance Personal Growth;

            Cope with Child/Adolescent problems;

            Control Weight and stop Smoking;

            Child Custody Evaluations and Psychological Testing;

            Overcome Fears and Phobias; and

            Solve relationship problems.

His treatment method is eclectic, incorporating portions of the Gestalt, cognitive, hypnosis, psychoanalytic and behavioral therapy approaches. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology and his M.S. and B.S. from the University of Southern California. He has had additional training in Neuropsychology, Hypnotherapy and as a Child Custody Evaluator.

Dr. Shirin brings to his patients more than 20 years of counseling experience.  Prior to establishing his private practice twenty years ago, he served the L. A. County Department of Health as a consultant to the Skid Row Project, where he provided crisis intervention, psychotherapy and psychological testing.  He is also currently on staff at Verdugo Hills Hospital and Aurora-Las Encinas Hospital.

 He has presented many seminars and workshops on topics such as Building Self-Esteem, Dealing with Depression: Teenage Suicide, Effective Parenting, Creating a Good Marriage, and Overcoming Anxiety.  Audiences include the Roger Barkley Community Center, La Canada Flintridge Rotary, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, St. Bede School, St. James the Less School, La Crescenta High School, La Canada High School, St. Francis High School and the Medical Staff of Verdugo Hills Hospital.

His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts, Anxiety Disorders Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Psychological Association, Los Angeles Psychological Association and the National Board for Certified Hypnotherapists.

 Dr. Shirin remains active in the community; he served on the Board of Directors of Roger Barkley Community Center, as past President of the Crescenta-Canada Sheriff Support Group, as a member of the Roger Barkley Foundation, participates in National Anxiety Screening Days, Member of the FBI Citizens Academy, participated in the National Hospital for Kids in Crisis and the Glendale Healthy Kids Program.  His satisfaction at work comes from being able to help people through difficult times.  When not devoting time to his practice, he enjoys bike riding, golf, restoring cars and his family.