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Evie Shafner, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


  • School: Cal School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1978
  • License No. and State: Mw13554 California

With a degree in clinical psychology in hand, I started private practice in 1979, as a licensed MFT. I was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Women’s Therapy Center, where I worked for over 20 years.

I began training in Imago Relationship Therapy in the 90’s, getting certified in 1994. I went on to become  an advanced clinician in Imago, a workshop presenter, and have served on the Board of Imago Relational International for the last 6 years. My experience is that Imago is the best technology for healing the places in our relationships that cause disconnect.

I think, as with most of us, it is the life experiences, years of extra-curricular training and workshops, and personal healing journeys that much more make us who we are. Part of my orientation is that the only part of us that is real, our essence, can’t be harmed, and that no  matter what happened to us, we can, with support, take the helm of our own lives and learn to take  good care of ourselves; and move towards the peace and happiness we long for.


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor specializing in Imago Therapy, I provide services ranging from couples to individual therapy for all seeking healing.

  • Imago relationship therapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self acceptance
  • Spirituality
  • Barriers to having the life you long for
  • Healing depression and anxiety
Age Groups:
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


My Approach:

Imago therapy is an amazing relationship technology that very quickly gets us back to safe communication and experiencing our partner as a source of emotional safety, and passionate friendship. In my 35 years of working with couples as a specialty, Imago is the best system I have known to get us back to that feeling that we had in the beginning of our relationship. Its structured communication techniques distinguish it from all other types of couples therapy. The process itself feels very non-threatening to both partners.

I believe the only part of us that is real, our essence, cannot be harmed and no matter what has happened to us, with compassionate coaching and support, we can take the helm of our own lives and learn to move towards the peace and happiness we long for.

There has been such a transformation in the art and science of therapy. It is so much easier to learn how to access those places of  peace and love within; we don’t have to keep re-traumatizing ourselves  with our past. We can come to know that what we have been seeking has been here all along. We are that which we seek; we have in us the seeds of self-love, self compassion, joy–we have to know how to water those seeds instead of ones of suffering. When you could use compassionate guidance for the moments we all have, it could be time to reach out for support.

Treatment Orientation:
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Positive psychology
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Transpersonal
  • 37 years of experience
  • Individuals
  • Couples


Accepted Payment Methods: 

American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Paypal, Visa

Insurance Networks: 

Out of Network. Works with some insurance carriers. Call for details.



173 S Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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