Shrein Bahrami, LMFT

Shrein Bahrami, LMFT, Evolve Founder and Client Care Coordinator

My desire is to bridge the mindful and self-exploratory sides of psychology with the concrete, evidence-based techniques. I want my clients to feel lighter when they leave each session, with greater clarity and self-acceptance. I tend to be quite active in the session, providing accountability and concrete tools to bring about the change in your life you seek. My belief that we are all in search of inner growth fosters a trusting and respect-based therapeutic relationship.

My Why

From a young age, I experienced a desire to support and nurture those around me. I was often told by the adults around me how quiet yet sensitive and intuitive I was, ‘wise beyond my years’. As I grew up and began considering my career path, I knew I wanted to find a way to work alongside others in an authentic and mindful way. During my first psychology class in high school, I became intrigued by the science of human behavior and the impact of our thoughts and feelings. During my undergraduate education, I grew more certain this field was my calling and followed the path towards licensure as a psychotherapist. I feel blessed and deeply grateful to have achieved this dream career and truly enjoy supporting my clients in defining and pursuing their own as well.

License & Education

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 52030
  • Master’s Degree, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, University of Wisconsin

Training & Experience

2018 – Author, Stop Bingeing, Start Living: Proven Therapeutic Strategies for Breaking the Binge Eating Cycle

2016-Present – Founder, Evolve Wellness Group, San Francisco, CA

2010-Present – Private Practice, San Francisco, CA

2015-2016 – Individual Supervisor, University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development, San Francisco, CA

2014-2015 – Therapeutic Coach, Lantern, Web Based Coaching for Anxiety, Depression and Body Image, San Francisco, CA

2014-2015 – On Call Therapist, Center for Discovery Residential Eating Disorder Program, Menlo Park & Fremont, CA

2009-2013 – Program Director/Lead Therapist, La Ventana Eating Disorder Program, San Francisco, CA

2007-2010 – Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, University of San Francisco Center for Child and Family Development, San Francisco, CA

2005-2010 – Research Associate 1, Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA

2006-2007 – Crisis Hotline Volunteer, Certified Domestic Abuse Counselor, WOMAN, Inc., San Francisco, CA

2004-2005 – Psychosocial Support and Prevention Services Intern, UCSF AIDS Health Alliance, San Francisco, CA

Professional Affiliations


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Intro video

Expert interview with Platejoy


Expert guest interview with German Public Radio