Dr. Sari Shepphird (She/Her)

Psychologist, Ph.D.
 therapist: Dr. Sari Shepphird,
In-Person in Los Angeles, CA
In-Person in Calabasas, CA 91302
Online in Multiple States
As a Los Angeles sports psychologist, performance psychologist, and mental coach, Dr. Shepphird works with athletes, performing artists, musicians, business leaders, and high-stakes professionals. In addition, she provides supportive mental health therapy on a range of issues. Find help optimizing performance & overcoming barriers in a supportive atmosphere. Any life transition, whether positive or negative can come with its share of stress & adjustment. Dr. Shepphird brings a balance of a caring approach coupled with knowledge & top expertise. She is recognized as one of the most experienced and sought after sports psychologists in Los Angeles and beyond.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Children, Senior, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Men, Women clients.
Languages: English

Treatment Approach

  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential
  • Integrative
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: I believe in providing goal-directed assistance. This means that a therapy treatment goal or several performance goals are established after an initial assessment. Sessions are then planned with the goal(s) in mind and every attempt is made toward progress in a time-efficient manner. I practice both clinical psychology and performance consulting from what is called a “pragmatic” approach. This means that I generally utilize a variety of treatment techniques that are tailored toward the specific client and treatment goals. Each client will be approached utilizing effective treatment strategies in a caring and supportive environment. I also think of my approach to helping people as an educational one. Therefore I may recommend to you, or provide you with, information to read, resources to utilize, and/or homework to complete that is designed to enhance your experience. If you ever have any questions about my approach or the work that I do, please do not hesitate to ask.

Education & Credentials

Dr. Sari Shepphird Ph.D.
  • Female
  • License # PSY20922
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 1996
Education: Specialist in sports psychology, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology; M.A. in Clinical Psychology


  • Average Session Fee 150-275
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • For those wishing to use their insurance benefits but not otherwise covered under this practice, this can be discussed.
  • Accepts Insurance
  • Aetna, Optum Out of Network

Dr. Sari Shepphird Practice Details

Therapy Sessions Dr. Sari Shepphird Practice Description
Dr. Sari Shepphird is an award winning and celebrated sport psychologist and mental coach. She works with elite professional and high performing athletes as well as performers when the stakes are high. From NFL to MLB to careers such as eSports players, firefighters, surgeons, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 executives, Dr. Sari helps give the mental edge, overcome barriers, and optimize performance. She also treats a wise range of mental health concerns. Choosing a psychologist can be a difficult decision & it is important to find one who is a good match for your needs. A licensed clinical, performance, and sports psychologist, Dr. Shepphird brings extensive experience to her work in both consulting and psychotherapy. Please see her website for more information. Please see her website to learn more about Dr. Shepphird's work in sport psychology, performance psychology, mental coaching, life coaching, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, body image issues, relationships, and life transitions. I help athletes, performing artists, business leaders, and people in high-stakes professions: enhance performance increase consistency reduce stress eliminate performance barriers increase focus and attention achieve balance between work, academics, and home lives learn strategies to perform optimally under pressure. As a psychologist trained in both clinical and sport psychology, I also assist athletes in navigating the often difficult emotional road of injury rehabilitation. Dr. Shepphird is conveniently located in Los Angeles County, working from Calabasas and with many from surrounding communities including Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Encino, Westlake Village, Studio City, Newbury Park, and Ventura County.

Practice Overview

4768 Park Granada
Available both in-person and online
28 Years Experience
Couple, Group, Individual

Driving Directions

Near Westlake Village, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Studio City, Los Angeles

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