Dr. Shelly Zavala

Dr. Shelly Zavala
As a doctor of psychology and licensed marriage, and family therapist, Dr. Zavala assists her clients in empowering themselves through the concept of self-responsibility, accountability and living with intention and authenticity.   She is passionate about bringing together the concepts of neurobiology, relationships and spirituality, and is an avid reader and researcher of how these three concepts come together and impact peoples lives.

For over 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, coach and presenter for numerous individual, community and corporate organizations, Dr. Zavala has put her passion into helping people through personal sessions, small private groups, and seminars.  Her knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise in her field, has led her to speak on numerous radio shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles, teaching continuing education for other therapists, serving as a life coach on Lifetime Television, and writing a bi-weekly article for the Newport Independent Newspaper, where she shares her new findings that can assist people in living more authentically. Dr. Zavala has also completed four workbooks on parenting, intuitive joy, living intentionally, and awakening to possibility.

Dr. Zavala graduated magna cum laude from Southern California University for Professional Studies with a Psy.D. in Psychology in 2002. The same year Dr. Zavala received her license to practice as a marriage family therapist. She received her Masters in Psychology from Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley in 1998 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand where Dr. Zavala spent the first 22 years of her life before moving to California in 1990.  www.drzavala.com

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