Lorin Shapiro, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapy

My practice & therapeutic approach

Lorin Shapiro is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA. She helps couples with relationship and fertility issues, and works with individuals on personal development, sex addiction, sexual diversity, and trauma.


I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and SEP with private practices in West Hollywood and Studio City, California.  My specializations include helping couples with relationship issues and working with individuals on personal development, sex addiction, sexual diversity and trauma.

I received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Master of Arts from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  My post-masters training included a three-year internship at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, where I worked with individuals and couples, led interpersonal process groups for women and served as school therapist for the American Film Institute.

My clinical experience includes working as a clinician at the Institute For Sexual Health, where I received advanced training in the Sex Addiction-Induced Trauma Model.  I was also a member of the clinical team at Relationships Inc., where I worked intensively with couples. I am a certified specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior (S-PSB), a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and I have received a certificate of training in Sexual Attitude Re-Assessment and Re-Structuring (SAR) and Gottman Level 1. Currently, I run Somatic Experiencing workshops for performers who struggle with fear and anxiety around auditioning and performing.

Therapeutic Approach

I approach my work with compassion, empathy, acceptance and a little bit of humor. Understanding yourself and your motivations is often the first step to change, and I provide a nonjudgmental space for you to explore the deepest parts of yourself.  I will meet you where you are and work with you to reach your goals for a healthier, more connected life.  While I work predominantly from psychodynamic and somatic orientations, I draw from many modalities including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and mindfulness.  I honor the uniqueness of my patients, and I tailor the treatment to meet your specific needs.




  • Master of Arts
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology

    Westwood, California

  • Bachelor of Arts
    Cornell University

    Ithaca, New York


Areas of Specialization

  • Couples

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma

  • Somatic experiencing

  • Sex addiction

  • Sexual diversity

  • Fertility issues

  • Self-esteem

  • Boundaries

  • Issues related to the entertainment industry

Clinical Experience

  • Adjunct Therapist at Relationships Inc.
    Beverly Hills, CA

  • Therapist at the Institute For Sexual Health
    Beverly Hills, CA

  • Trained Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
    California & Arizona

  • Certificate of Training in Sexual Attitude Re-Assesment and Re-Structuring (SAR)
    Culver City, CA

  • Certified Specialist in Problematic Sexual Behavior (S-PSB)
    Cambridge, MA

  • Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy & Intake, and Assessment
    The Maple Counseling Center, Beverly Hills, CA

  • School Therapist at the American Film Institute
    Los Angeles, CA

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
— Carl Jung