About

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Shylah Blatt (MA, LMFT)

is the founder, organizer and chief therapist at East Bay Counseling in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Blatt discovered her passion for counseling through her own experiences as a child of divorce. What started out of difficulty, ended in healing. 

Blatt began her counseling career using applied behavior analysis to treat children diagnosed with autism. She exceeded expectations during her time as a staff therapist at Pacific Clinics, a non-profit mental health treatment center, and was awarded multiple times for outstanding direct service.

Blatt earned top-of-class graduation in her Masters in Clinical Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Pepperdine’s high-ranked Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

She has since expanded her treatment experience to include working with individuals, couples, and families diagnosed with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD/trauma, interpersonal conflict, Substance Use Disorders, Adjustment Disorder/life transitions, and postpartum depression.

Education

Blatt earned top-of-class graduation in her Masters in Clinical Psychology in Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Pepperdine’s high-ranked Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

experience

Blatt began her counseling career using applied behavior analysis to treat children diagnosed with autism. Blatt exceeded expectations during her time as a staff therapist at Pacific Clinics, a non-profit mental health treatment center, and was awarded multiple times for outstanding direct service.

She has since expanded her treatment experience to include working with individuals, couples, and families diagnosed with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD/trauma, interpersonal conflict, Substance Use Disorders, Adjustment Disorder/life transitions, and postpartum depression.

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research-backed theories

Blatt’s East Bay Counseling is founded on the principles of the latest evidenced-based research-backed theories. She has extensive training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, and completed Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mental Health class.


active role in the community

Blatt has an active role in the community including Sonrise Equestrian Foundation, a non-profit therapeutic riding program serving children with special needs.

advocacy work

She is deeply involved in advocacy work devoted to breaking down mental illness stigma and is passionate about increasing widespread access to mental health treatment.


East Bay Area

Blatt resides in the East Bay Area with her husband Guy and her almost one-year-old son Titus.

a wide range of experience

She possesses a wide range of experience in the mental health field including working with children, teens & adults, struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adhd, bipolar disorder, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, PTSD/trauma, interpersonal conflict, substance use disorders, Adjustment Disorder/life transitions, postpartum depression

 you deserve peace…

You’ve come to the right place if you have experienced: body-image dissatisfaction, relational-strain, identity-questioning, family-conflict, anger, sadness, worry, nervousness, hopelessness, frustration, and bitterness. I would welcome the opportunity to hear your story, help you in your journey, and guide you to finding effective solutions to your needs

The funny thing is that this peace and confidence starts with accepting yourself for who you are. Why? Because the way you see things matters. You deserve to have your own voice and be heard. 

And that is what you can expect with me. I listen and accept you exactly where you are. I am sensitive to your struggles. I understand that it takes time to build trust, and I am willing to put in that time. 

 

You deserve to have your own voice and be heard.