Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Los Angeles CA 90036 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Relationship Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

Love is ALWAYS the answer.

About Evie Shafner

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.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Evie Shafner Success Stories

Best Decision

“I can honestly say that Evie Shafner, along with the Imago Therapy she councils, may have been the very best decision (besides our kids!) my wife and I could have ever made for our marriage. Loving each other is not enough. For a relationship and marriage to work, we needed to learn how to communicate, accept and be grateful with each other. We had been to therapy before, many times. Nothing worked. This does. Imago is an active approach. Evie teaches you the tools and if you use them it will change everything! And, Evie is just the sweetest, most genuine person. A truly gifted, spiritual angel. Thank you again!!” ~ TC

Tools to Navigate Life

“Evie is wonderful! She is warm, empathetic and thoughtful. She is able to parse through all the "noise" and get to the heart of the matter, while making you really feel listened to and understood. She is a gift to the field of therapy. I honestly believe that every couple that is serious about their relationship regardless of how good their relationship may be should make an appointment and see Evie because not only will your relationship improve that much more, but she can help you develop the communication skills necessary to navigate life when life happens.” ~ NY

Making the World a Better Place

“Evie Shafner is a skilled, insightful, and very effective therapist. She is a wonderful listener who always made me feel that that she was standing beside me with a firm, but gentle hand on my back guiding me forward. She may not want me to advertise this, but at times our sessions would go past the scheduled end time because we were 'hitting on something important.' She included that as just part of her regular fee. I feel extraordinarily comfortable in saying that she is far more interested in helping make the world a better place one client at a time than getting rich off of it. She goes beyond what one would think of as the normal shrink. She is a gifted practitioner, and everyone I have recommended her to has felt the same.” ~ JS

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