Shelley M. Samuels

Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #6947 (CA), TLHT #494 (FL)
 therapist: Shelley M. Samuels,
In-Person in Oakland, CA
Online in California
Restarting your life? Feeling directionless or immobilized by life’s challenges? Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, isolated? Do you feel stuck in the past as you try to recover and learn from previous relationships? Are you concerned about a lack of motivation in your life? Or maybe you think you are powerless, too old, too young, too different, or low energy? Scary emotions are often part of the process of change. As a compassionate, supportive, experienced, and trustworthy therapist and guide, I can help. I specialize in life transitions, whether you are leaving a long-term relationship, facing career changes, or the loss of a partner. I offer a supportive sounding board as you invite change into your life such as: • Trusting yourself in intimate relationships • Identifying your right work • Healing from old wounds • Learning to put yourself first Real courage is moving forward when the outcome is uncertain. First steps are hard, but change is possible. Let me help you navigate your journey!

Client Focus

Session Format: Individual therapy sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder
Demographic Expertise: Jewish, LGBTQ+, Women clients.

Treatment Approach

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive/Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Feminist

Education & Credentials

Shelley M. Samuels Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #6947 (CA), TLHT #494 (FL)
  • Female
  • License # 6947
  • Licensed in CA
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: MS in clinical and career counseling


  • Average Session Fee 165
  • Accepts Insurance
  • PPO coverage through an agency . CA Victim's Witness Program

Shelley M. Samuels Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Oakland, CA
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Zoom
Shelley M. Samuels Practice Description
I value compassion, honesty, creativity, spiritual respect, gratitude, and inner nourishment in whatever forms they may take. I believe in possibility, channeling optimism, and fostering hope. I honor difference. We can always learn from the experiences of others. I believe that the natural world is a gift to us. We are guardians of nature, yet nature can help us; plants and animals can guide us to our inner truths. I believe that we are all artists and architects of our own identities and creativity is innate. I recognize that confronting one’s inner demons might be excruciatingly painful but can also be profoundly healing. I view work as an integral part of a person’s values. I believe we each have our own stories and need to share them to be heard. I think that therapy is neither magic nor science, but believe therapy has the potential to be magical and transformative. My specialties include: • Eco-therapy; including eco-walks (therapy outdoors) • LGBTQQ issues, identity, and gender transitions • Working through grief and loss • Healing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault • Positive aging • Body image • Building long-term relationships • Working with chronic pain • Life transitions, including career issues, and coaching

Practice Overview

Available both in-person and online
13 Years Experience

Office Hours

1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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