Our Providers

Shianling Weeks, PhD

Pronouns

she/her

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University

BA in Economics and Information Systems, New York University

Special Interests

Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Shame, Life transitions, Creativity, Mindfulness, Healthcare workers, People of color, Multiracial relationships, Relationship issues, Infertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum

Therapy Style

What do you want your life to look like? The answer is different for everyone who comes to see me, but I would say there is a common thread. Everyone wants to suffer less emotional pain. My job is to help you suffer less and to be more flexible with your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This will free you up so you can be available for experiences you are seeking, such as more happiness, connectedness, and satisfaction in work and relationships.I want to help you live with more ease, negotiating hardships skillfully while increasing and fully experiencing what you want out of life. I am warm, accepting, and funny, while always keeping my eye on what you want to achieve and challenging you to make necessary changes.

Modality & Approach

I am here to help you define approachable goals that move you toward your desired life. I use a variety of techniques, with emphasis on treatments that have research backing them as effective. We will measure our progress along the way, because this is a valuable way to see how we are doing and whether we need to change things up.I am about to list a bunch of approaches I use. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what they mean. I will always explain to you what we are doing and why we are doing it, and I welcome and encourage feedback.Approaches: DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), PE (Prolonged Exposure), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), mindfulness, and psychodynamic work.

What is your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?

I’m new to the city and have a little kid, so I haven’t gotten to eat out much. I have liked Tartine Manufactory for the kind of brunch that feels like a treat. Still looking!

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Hug, play, and laugh with my family and dogs.

Interests

Food (making, eating, talking about, looking at), design, reading, travel, crafts, gardening (especially herbs and native plants), learning California flora and fauna

License Number and State

31894 - CA