Shane Padamada

Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #1796) - Clinical Hypnotherapist -Rapid Resolution Therapist - Seeking Safety Facilitator - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - PSYCH-K® Facilitator - Yoga Teacher
My Approach:


Although we cannot change the past, or remove all uncertainty from the future, one thing remains regardless of what has or will happen: You are worthy of respect, love, peace, and healing. I am an advocate and practitioner of trauma-informed care and incorporate this framework into all that I do. My goal is to provide an empowering, nonjudgmental environment for compassionate self-reflection and safe exploration of practices that effectively nurture and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. Through individualized treatment, within the context of a strong therapeutic alliance, my intention is to provide you with support and resources to facilitate greater levels of emotional stability, mental clarity, and fulfilling engagement in your life and relationships.


My therapeutic approach involves the integration of neuroscience, clinical psychology, and holistic healing methods designed to train and transform our brains through intentional mind-body practices. I have specialized training and experience with both “Bottom-Up” Neurophysiological processes and “Top-Down” Neurocognitive practices including: dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), neurofeedback, trauma-informed expressive arts, yoga, and mindfulness based interventions. By utilizing the power of our natural mind-body-breath connection we are able to develop greater awareness of our internal processes. Through mindful observance of our physical, mental, and emotional experiences we can activate our natural capacities for healing to occur on conscious, subconscious, and even physiological levels.


As we learn to work with our thoughts and feelings, rather than avoiding or suppressing them, we are able to release layers of stress, pain, fear, doubt, and unconscious resistance in more meaningful and healthy ways. Particularly in the face of overwhelming states of dysregulation and trauma, applying these skills to reclaim and befriend our bodies, thoughts, and emotions are highly effective in reducing our natural stress responses, increasing our self-regulation, and optimizing health.


“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” –Eckhart Tolle


My Education and Experience:


I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at San Diego State University and my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of San Diego. I am currently a registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC #1796) with experience providing culturally sensitive, trauma-informed individual and group psychotherapy, clinical case management, assessment, crisis intervention, medication support, and psycho-educational services for adults and transition age youth with co-occurring disorders, children with special needs, and parents working with issues of grief, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, stress-management, anger management, attention disorders and personal growth.


Continued Education
  • 50 Hr. Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) by the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy, Inc.

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

  • Seeking Safety: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse Dual Diagnosis Treatment

  • Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor

  • Certified Peer Navigator-Support Partner, Children’s Service                      

  • CorePower Yoga Teacher Training & Extensions                                      

  • LifeForce Yoga for Depression & Anxiety

  • Trauma-Sensitive Yoga  

  • PSYCH-K® Facilitator



Supervised by Esmeralda S. Christensen, LMFT #45349



Call 619-567-7399 ext. 5 

for a free consultation



  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Harming


  • Anger Management

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Family Conflict

  • Family Violence

  • Infidelity

  • Spirituality

  • Career Counseling

  • Coping Skills

  • Grief

  • Self-Harming

  • Self-care 

  • Therapist vicarious trauma

  • First Responder trauma


  • Bisexual Issues

  • Lesbian Issues

  • Gay Issues

  • Transgender Identity

Clinical Focus

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Self-care

  • Body, Mind, Spirit

  • Mindfulness

  • Subconscious Change

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Existential

  • Integrative

  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

  • Narrative

  • Person Centered

  • Play Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Trauma Informed


  • Individuals

  • Groups

  • Couples

  • Family