Salma Shah, MA., AMFT, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

Salma Shah (she/her/hers)


As a therapist, I will help to facilitate positive change by working alongside you in a non-judgmental and mutual relationship.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA
Supervised by Supervised by Dr. Pamela Reeves LMFT 51463; NPI #: 1518571744


About My Clients

I believe deeply in the potentials of compassion, empathy, and self-awareness as a means of healing psychological wounds and helping us reach our full potential. I will support you to work through these feelings, understanding and accepting where you are right now, and work through whatever issues you may need to explore.

My Background and Approach

The Greek philosopher Immanuel Kant taught that we see things not as they are, but as we are. It is a struggle to be human, and findings meaning and purpose in our lives is a keyway to helping us through these struggles. I strongly believe that nothing is ever new, and everything is connected, and we still struggle with what it means to be human. I currently work with people from diverse cultures with issues around identity, faith, abuse, relationships, family, culture, belonging, racism, and generational trauma. Many cultures make you feel selfish when attending to their own needs but can comfortably help friends and family at the drop of a hat. This leads to neglecting themselves and not seeking help when feeling anxious or depressed. Counseling is a space for you to bring the parts of yourself you do not feel safe sharing with loved ones, it could be your sexuality, challenge with self-care, relationships, or ideas that run counter to your faith/culture.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I aim to provide a space where you feel you can bring anything, even when you do not know what is causing your distress. We do not always know the words to our feelings, but we may have trouble sleeping, isolating ourselves, and experiencing sudden health issues, together we can look at what is contributing to this.

I have experience with the following
  • Islam
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Rate: $30 - 80/session


(714) 794-5172 Email Salma
12821 Newport Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780

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