Claudia Owens Shields

Psychologist, M.A., Ph.D.
 therapist: Claudia Owens Shields,
In-Person in Pasadena, CA 91101
Online in California
I will sit with you, during the most challenging periods in your life, reminding you that you are not alone, and helping you draw strength and courage from situations that may feel unbearable. I will help you gain clarity and hope, and to find the best version of yourself.

Client Focus

Session Format: Family, Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult
Demographic Expertise: Black / African American, Christian, LGBTQ+, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Existential/Humanistic
  • Family Systems
  • Multicultural
  • Rational-Emotive
Approach Description: I begin with deep listening -- so that I not only understand what my clients are saying but can also feel what they are feeling. In this way, I come to know my clients deeply and my clients come to know that they are not alone with their feelings and they are not "crazy." I treat each client based on who they are and on their unique life experiences. I share my insights and make suggestions, always keeping an open mind. I work WITH my clients, not ON them and together we find solutions. My clients report relief and comfort almost immediately. As they learn and grow, most come to realize they are stronger and more capable than they ever realized because I am usually able to help my clients use whatever they have experienced (even the most painful things) as a way of promoting growth and healing.

Education & Credentials

Claudia Owens Shields M.A., Ph.D.
  • Female
  • License # PY 24641
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2016
Education: I hold a master's and a doctorate in multicultural clinical psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). I completed my internship at a community mental health clinic, also accredited by the APA.


  • Average Session Fee $195
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • I have a limited number of reduced fee slots. Please contact me to check availability.
  • Out of Network

Claudia Owens Shields Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Available Online for residents of California
Claudia Owens Shields Practice Description
Individual psychotherapy for adults 18 years and up, addressing a variety of concerns including depression, grief and loss, experiences of discrimination, affirmative identity development, anxiety, substance use, stress management, self-discovery and personal development.

Practice Overview

595 East Colorado Boulevard
Available both in-person and online
7 Years Experience
Family, Individual

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