Shira Olsen, PhD, CSAT
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
If your life has left you feeling overwhelmed with no clear path forward, I can help you create those next steps. It's exhausting to put on a good face and pretend everything is okay when inside you're a mess. We will figure out how you got to this place and I will give you tools to get you unstuck.
I know it's hard to share how you feel and keeping others at a distance seems easier. But you slowly lose parts of yourself when you shut others out. I can help you reconnect without being afraid people will let you down. We will silence that voice telling you that you're not good enough or that somehow it's your fault your unhappy. Together, we can heal the pain, ditch those feelings of unworthiness, and take steps forward that feel right.
As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), I have extensive experience helping individuals who have been harmed by unfortunate life events and betrayal. I have been fortunate in my career to be able to share my knowledge with the world through my published scientific research on trauma, betrayal, and anxiety. My research has provided me a deep level of insight into the struggles individuals face after trauma and effective strategies for change. I am also a contributing author to the book Facilitating Resilience & Recovery Following Trauma, which offers evidenced based insight into healing from trauma. You can learn more about my published research below.
Dr. Olsen's Scientific Research & Publications
How do negative emotions relate to dysfunctional post-trauma cognitions? An examination of interpersonal trauma survivors. Psychological Trauma Theory Research Practice and Policy.
Expressive inhibition following interpersonal trauma: An analysis of reported function. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
The effects of dissociation on information processing for analogue trauma and neutral stimuli: A laboratory study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
Factors contributing to anxious driving behavior: The role of stress history and accident severity. Journal of Anxiety Disorder.
The Driving Behavior Survey: Scale construction and validation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
If you would like to set up an appointment with me or have questions, please reach out! I am always happy to chat to see if we would be a good fit.