About me

Shyla Batliwalla, AMFT, is a psychotherapist, teacher, and wellness leader. She has been working at the intersection of education, mindfulness, and mental health for a decade. Her therapeutic interests include women, BIPOC and marginalized communities, adolescents and teens,  fertility and perinatal support, and couples.

Shyla holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco, a teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a B.A. in International Studies and Spanish from UC Irvine. She has been teaching and leading mindfulness to children and adults for the past ten years. Shyla is a mother and first-generation immigrant who has spent extensive time living and working abroad. She has a warm, empathic, and trauma-informed approach to clients and believes in the healing power of a strong therapeutic relationship.

Shyla believes that all healthy relationships come down to two things: empathy and boundaries. She also believes that a greater sense of self-awareness allows us to have a deeper understanding of who we are and better see how we connect to our community and world.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: AMFT135783

License State/Territory: CA

Insurance Plans: United States

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Young People
Session Types
  • Perinatal
  • Fertility
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Immigration
  • Intergenerational Communication
  • Cultural Issues/Bi-cultural Identity
  • LGBTQ+

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