About Heidi Shaw, LCSW

Online Therapy for California Residents
Provides Business Services Across California
Heidi Shaw LCSW (cauleyassociates), Online Therapy, California Virtual Therapy

Heidi Shaw, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hi, I’m Heidi Shaw. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adult clients struggling with life’s challenges such as grief & loss, relationship problems, life transitions, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to help you address these difficulties so you may experience more well-being and self-acceptance.

Specializations At-A-Glance
Stress & Anxiety Therapy100%
Depression Therapy100%
Women’s Therapy100%
Men’s Therapy100%
Grief & Loss Therapy100%
Workshop Facilitator100%
Speaker Services100%

My Journey To Becoming A Therapist

As a child of a therapist, I had the good fortune to learn the value of therapy and the gifts of being a therapist. This experience coupled with my caring nature influenced my career path. I began working with children and their parents as a school therapist. This experience provided me with invaluable knowledge on how our early childhood relationships and experiences affect us in adulthood. As my career developed, I moved into working with adults.

My therapeutic work comes from my deep value of empathy and compassion

Being a therapist is a gift. It is very meaningful for me to witness my clients lessen their self-criticism and develop an inner voice that is more self-accepting and kind. When my clients learn self-kindness, they can provide themselves with more emotional support, accept their mistakes, learn from them, and take more risks. They can learn to be their own friend. 

My clients say I am a compassionate listener who can be fully present and accept their pain and difficulties.

I have a natural ability to:

  • Help people identify what they are feeling
  • Inspire hope for feeling better
  • Accept people for who they are and in their current life circumstances
  • Help clients heal their past wounds and address areas of current difficulties

Our Sessions Are Focused On You

Our sessions will provide you with the comfort and safety to be yourself. I provide a space where you can be seen, heard, understood, and respected. This allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings. You will identify your needs and goals for therapy, and we will work together to address them.

As A Therapist, I Embrace These Philosophies

  • I believe that you are worthy of love and care
  • I believe that there is no shame in asking for help
  • I believe that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated
  • I believe that loving and accepting ourselves for who we are, scars and all, is one of the most courageous things we can do
Heidi Shaw-Licensed Clinical Social Worker
michelle cauley therapist

My Professional Background


Master of Social Work, California State University 1999 

Professional License:

State of California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker – LCSW 24223 


Mindfulness Meditation Training Includes:

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Teacher Trained:

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Meditation Instructor:

Mindful USC

Insight LA


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)



When you reach out, you will talk to our Administrative Assistant Elise, share what is going on for you, ask any questions you may have and if it is determined that we are a good fit, you will get scheduled for your first session with me.


Elise will gather information and send you an email to register for our client portal to complete documentation prior to our initial 50-minute session.


All online sessions are held via video, in which you will be sent a link prior to the appointment day/time. You will begin your healing journey with your therapist by establishing a connection first, sharing your story and discovering what your goals are. Therapy is an active process and unique to each individual.

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