For therapy to be successful, the primary needed component is for the client to be motivated and courageous to journey through unknown territory of self-discovery. 

The primary responsibilities of the therapist is to listen, be non-judgmental, have compassion, ability to identify the core of conflictual issues, and be directive in helping the client to embark on their own self-healing and self-transformation journey.  At the same time to help the client become proactive and empowered in attaining control in their lives…to have freedom of choices. To become their own “therapist.” I believe that everyone can tap into themselves and be their own healer.

My therapeutic approach may vary given the client’s clinical need, however, my preferences are EMDR Therapy utilizing Psychodynamics, Cognitive-Behavioral, Family Systems, and/or Behavioral Therapy. 

As beneficial as therapy can be, it can have its limits.  I believe incorporating one’s spirituality in the therapeutic process seems to enhance deeper healing and wholeness.  If clients choose, I help integrate their own spiritual beliefs/values (non-religious or religious) within their therapeutic process to find their mindful/prayerful place within.

Areas of Practice (see resume for more detail):

  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety/Fear
  • Panic Attacks
  • Situational Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Loss/Grief
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Gay/Lesbian Relationships
  • Sexual Dysfunction

California License 12483


Jocelyne R Shiromoto, LCSW

  • Couple Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Families with Special Ed needs children
  • Divorce Therapy
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Collaborative Divorce Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Child/Adolescent Issues
  • Self-Esteem development
  • Elderly/Aging
  • Caregiver Support
  • Spiritual Direction

Jocelyne R. Shiromoto, LCSW