Sheena Turner-August, Marriage and Family Therapist in California

Sheena Turner-August, PhD, LMFT

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I specialize in working with teens and my areas of expertise include working with adolescents and their families in addition to crisis stabilization. I also have expertise in working with individuals struggling with a mood disorder, have a history of trauma and/or have recently suffered a loss.

I have over eight years of experience working in community mental health settings with adolescents and their families. I also work with couples and young adults struggling with a variety of life changes and challenges.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I earned my B.A. in Psychology from USC and completed a M.A. from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology. I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University.
I have experience teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. I have taught courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Child and Adolescent Therapy and Family Therapy. I also have engaged in research in the areas of emotional intelligence, professor preparedness in the classroom and organizational evaluation.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Black

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$100.00 - $180.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Anthem
,
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Optum
,
Out Of Network
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Self-Pay Only
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
7
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
LMFT51087
California
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
CAMFT
Professional
APA
Professional
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
California School of Professional Psychology
PhD
2020
Pepperdine University
M.A.
2008
University of Southern California
B.A.
2006