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About Sheila

Sheila is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 48734) and professor of psychology at Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education & Psychology.  She earned her Master's degree from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor's degree from UC San Diego. 

Sheila has been practicing for nearly fifteen years, specializing in attachment, relationships issues, sexuality, and trauma. She is trained in The Gottman Method, The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), The Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM),

amongst other techniques and strategies.

Click here to learn more about Sheila.


Call or E-mail: 818.804.7040   |





Individual therapy allows the space for you to share, grow, explore, and get more understanding. Whether it's clarity you are wanting, a confidential space to talk, or getting rid of bothersome symptoms, individual therapy can help. 

Couples therapy is a great way for you and your partner to work through challenges and improve your relationship. Communication tools, financial plans, coparenting, and sexual satisfaction are just a few of the many areas that couples therapy can help you address.

Sheila specializes in working with trauma, whether in the past or present. Trauma affects individuals in different ways, and EMDR is a powerful tool to help many of the symptoms you may be experiencing. 


What is the significance of seashells?

Seashells are found washed ashore along beaches around the world. They are what is left of an animal that once lived in them. Seashells represent renewal, growth, and leaving the past behind for something new. 

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Sheila Sayani, MA, LMFT
MFC 48734

16055 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 555

Encino, CA 91436

Tel: 818.804.7040


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