Shawn Montoya, Marriage and Family Therapist

Shawn Montoya, MA, LMFT

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My experience includes working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships issues, self-esteem issues, and mood disorders. I have worked with children, teens, families, and couples to learn to communicate better with one another, develop healthy boundaries, and create a harmonious home environment. I began my journey in the field of mental health over ten years ago and have since then worked with children diagnosed with autism, individuals experiencing homelessness and/or severe mental illness, college students, and the underserved communities in Orange County. I am a culturally sensitive therapist with a Strengths Based, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral approach.

Although we come from many different walks of life, I believe our journeys do not have to be navigated through alone. My goal is to work together with you in discovering who you once were, who you are now, and who and where you want to be. I believe we can learn to control our thoughts and emotions in order to find peace and empowerment. This requires gaining an understanding of our past and how people, events, and circumstances have shaped us as well as the challenges we are currently facing. In this journey of self-discovery, I hope to provide my clients with a non-judgmental and supportive safe space while focusing on developing genuine trust and connection. My passion is to foster and support individuals in their journey towards personal growth and finding balance, self-compassion, and fulfillment.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Gaming
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Other
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Asian
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$170.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
5
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
128079
California
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Argosy University
Counseling Psychology
2018