I aim to support you in cultivating awareness, compassion & connection so you can live with more authenticity, fulfillment & joy.

I am so glad you are here.  Whatever challenges you may bring, I welcome you.  I think of therapy as time we set aside to dedicate ourselves to moving beyond what keeps us stuck.  It is a time of expanding and learning about ourselves.  A time of exploring who we are and how we want to relate to the world around us.  I believe in you and trust that you have what it takes to become more of the person you want to be.  Let's figure this out.


Matthew Shima, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #113018

805-208-8130   matthewshimatherapy@gmail.com         

Little Tokyo Office: 321 1/2 East First Street #204, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Pasadena Office: 440 South Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

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