Donna Shanahan, MA, LMFT

Donna Shanahan View Specialties

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 1240 S. Westlake Blvd., Suite 213, Westlake Village, California, 91361
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Pasadena, 91101
      595 E Colorado Blvd., Suite #607
      Pasadena, 91101
  • Phone: 626-644-7574




I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing Couples Therapy Pasadena. I also have an office in Westlake Village, California.  I work with adults, adolescents, couples and families in short and long-term psychotherapy.  I was fortunate in my early training to be introduced to psychoanalytic psychotherapy, which inspired me to further my understanding of the powerful effects of the unconscious and how it affects both the body and mind.  I went on to study at the Southern California Institute of Psychoanalysis (now called the New Center for Psychoanalysis) and also at the Psychoanalytic Center of California.  I received a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from both of these institutes. 


Over the years, I have treated patients with a broad range of issues:  those who are experiencing trouble in their marriage or relationship, adult survivors of abuse, those who are suffering from the pain of grief and loss, and those who are struggling with depression and anxiety.




My work focuses on exploring thoughts, feelings and memories from early childhood experiences and how those experiences relate to the current issues that you are struggling with now.  Oftentimes, what seems to be a problem on the surface is connected to something on a much deeper, internal level.  As your therapist, I will work with you to try and understand this inner world and how it relates to your current situation.  Being able to understand the past and these old, pushed away feelings and memories will help you to effect positive change in your life and help you not to repeat what has caused suffering in the past.

Donna Shanahan Reaches

La Canada Flintridge CA
Thousand Oaks CA