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About Shahin Sabouri, LCMHC, LCAS

Shahin’s goal is to help her patients reach their highest potential and to set them on the right track to a more harmonious life. She is a firm believer that all people have the power within themselves to achieve health and wholeness that includes a peaceful state of mind, a nurtured soul and healing. Utilizing a holistic approach, Ms. Sabouri teaches patients how to reduce their chronic stress reactivity and build resilience to life’s perpetual stressors. She often draws on mindfulness therapy techniques in addition to practical and practice-able techniques for using the conscious mind to help the autonomic nervous system detect safety while recognizing that each person’s definition of safety will likely be different. Shahin has seen how, when this process is working properly, the body returns to its mode for healing and thriving. With frequent practice, she is confident that patients can rewire this thrive setting into a new default. Her work with patients incorporates a growing collection of coping skills and techniques that empower individuals to be proactive in their healing journey, moving them toward more joy and satisfaction in life. Ms. Sabouri is clinically fluent in Farsi and Azeri.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Compulsive Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • OCD
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
– Bachelor of Art in Psychology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
– Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist

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July 9, 2021

She's a good listener.


June 28, 2021

Ms. Sabouri is amazing! You can tell you are heard and that she truly cares. Mental healthcare needs more like her :&


June 19, 2021

She is considerate of my emotions.


June 11, 2021

She care for me so I know she would care for my family members.


June 7, 2021

Shahin is always there for me and always a pleasure to talk to. I could talk to her for hours. She truly cares about her patients.


June 3, 2021

I like that Shahin is relatable, honest, and direct. I trust her.


May 28, 2021

She helped me understand


May 26, 2021

Dr. Sabouri has a very calming effect that helps me to clear my head. Dr. Sabouri makes me feel like she really does care about me.


May 25, 2021

She is very caring, talking with her motivates me to push on! I m highly satisfied with my service that I received


May 21, 2021

Very meaningful experience so far.


May 12, 2021

Shahin was very relatable, explained the process well and thorough.


May 7, 2021

I like that she is relatable


May 5, 2021

Shahin is generally amazing at helping me feel calm, comfortable, and validated.


May 3, 2021

She down to earth she doesn t tell me what I want to hear but what I need to hear I can be as open as I want to be with her


April 30, 2021

When Shahin educated me on the treatment it made me feel safe going along with it.


April 29, 2021

Very professional and knowledgeable. Great experience and she listens to me then provides great advice.


April 28, 2021

Shahin's approach is both gentle and encouraging. She is very knowledgeable and a great facilitator of the EMDR process. I am exceedingly grateful.


April 28, 2021

Dr. Sabouri was excellent even just after 1 appointment I felt better. She listened to everything and gave good coping methods. Will definitely schedule with her again if need to.


April 26, 2021

Shahin is very personable, she listened with a warm way about her.


April 23, 2021

Her calm demeanor and her ability to stay focused when I am not. She's very professional and confident. Would absolutely recommend this to anyone.


April 8, 2021

Shahin Sabouri is by far the best doctor that I ve had the please of working with. She took her time getting to know me and my situation. She is very thoughtful in her responses and advice. She listens and hears what I say and helps me work through my issues with the patience of a saint!


April 5, 2021

I have been working with Shahin for almost 3 years now and she is the best. The staff at your Chapel Hill Durham office is always very pleasant especially Bryan!


April 2, 2021

I appreciate the clarity of the introduction of exercises for my use to help me relax. I had a very comfortable and productive session.


April 2, 2021

Dr Capelouto & Shahin are both absolutely wonderful!!!


April 1, 2021

I really enjoy Shahin!


April 1, 2021

The entire appointment, Shahin was very calm and attentive to my concerns which I appriciated.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.