About Patricia L Shaw, MA LMFT

I am Patricia (Patti) L. Shaw, and I have been fortunate enough to counsel individuals and families for over 19 years in Shasta County.  I have experienced the best and worst of our collective human condition working in Child Protective Services and Foster Care.   While it has not always been easy, I can genuinely say that it has challenged me to grow as a person and has enriched my life.  Trauma work has become my passion.  I am an EMDR and Brainspotting Trained Therapist (Level I, II, III).

As part of my commitment to the health of the community, I train Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who are ethical and pursuing specialized training.


I have experienced difficulties in life and have benefited from the help and grace of others. I understand what it is like to live amid the seeming unending suffering in our community: and I know personally that it is possible to regain health and wellness.  I am committed to helping others transform their lives and reclaim hope, happiness, and health.


As an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), facilitator, and trainer, I am committed to "creating suicide-safer communities. faff


The trust my clients have placed in me and their willingness to share their stories with me is an honor.  I believe that a  trusting professional relationship is the foundation of successful therapy.  Only after establishing this trust can I assist you in finding the solutions to resolve the difficulties in your life.  I believe that each person possesses the key  to their happiness:

"You are the expert on your life."