Razan Shaheen


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I am a licensed psychologist and therapist able to assist with a wide range of mental health issues and personal struggles, such as depression, anxiety and anger. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, and mindfulness. Because everyone is different, I use a flexible combination of therapeutic approaches depending on the person’s issues, personality, and goals. Ultimately, however, I take a collaborative approach to therapy to ensure you feel heard, supported, and safe.

By creating a nurturing “holding environment”, you have the opportunity to reflect on your personal issues, behaviors and emotions. My goal in therapy is to encourage and empower you to explore and overcome your personal struggles. This is done by challenging dysfunctional thinking, highlighting strengths, and encouraging healthy forms of self-care.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Two-year master’s degree in Social Science Administration with a focus on therapeutic techniques (Honors; USA)
  • Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Mindfulness from Case Western Reserve University (USA)
  • Trained in “Safe Zone” training and trauma-informed care from Case Western Reserve University and Northcoast Behavioral (USA)
  • Anger management group facilitator and behavioral health specialist at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland (USA)
  • Crisis Interventionist and Supervisor/Trainer at a suicide helpline with Townhall II (USA)
  • Domestic Violence Specialist at Safer Futures (USA)
  • Publications: Gilman, T. L., Shaheen, R., Nylocks, K. M., Halachoff, D., Chapman, J., Flynn, J. J., Matt, L.M. & Coifman, K. G. (2017). A film set for the elicitation of emotion in research: A comprehensive catalog derived from four decades of investigation. Behavior research methods49(6), 2061-2082.