Thank you very much for visiting my website. I am Shiori Lange, a bilingual (Japanese/English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#81730) based in Long Beach, CA. I specialize in helping older adults and their families.
There's much to see here. So, please take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about me.
I have a deep admiration for those who seek to heal and create a more meaningful life. My name Shiori in Japanese means "Weave Aspirations and Hopes" (it also means bookmark). Life gives us challenges sometimes, maybe more than we want. I hope that my contribution to your life will help you embrace life fully.
Please feel free to contact me for a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
In response to COVID-19, all sessions are conducted through Telehealth/ Online Video sessions ONLY at this time until further notice. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
-Shiori Lange, LCSW
Having extensive experience and in-depth training in the field of geriatric social work and social services for over 15 years, I am confident that I can effectively conduct therapy and consultation for older adults and their loved ones.
In the past, I have worked with clients through Council on Aging and public sector. I have conducted geriatric case management (face to face biopsychosocial assessments), behavioral health counseling to older adults and provided consultation to fire fighters, paramedics and police officers regards to geriatric psychosocial challenges in the community. I also developed and facilitated numerous support groups (Grief, Caregiver, Mindfulness and Aging) and supervised GSWEC (Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium) MSW and BSW students from various graduate and undergraduate schools in greater Los Angeles.
In addition to this private practice, I currently work full-time as a Geriatric Medical Social Worker in Orange County providing psychosocial care (Post Acute care, Behavioral Health counseling and Palliative care) for older individuals and their families. Also, I provide EAP (Employee Assistance Program) online video counseling to working age adults and their families.
I’m a certified elder mediator and have conducted numerous elder mediation sessions since 2008.
For over 35 years, I have been practicing mindfulness meditation. I have published my thesis on “Mindfulness Focused Grief Support Group for Older Adult Widows”. I have been offering various mindfulness groups in the community since 2014.
I have a Bachelor of Science, Family Studies and Human Development degree from the University of Arizona and Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Long Beach.
My focus is to help individuals find peace in themselves and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Behavioral Issues w/Cognitive Impairments
Grief and Loss
Sleep or Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, increase the quality of your life and move forward to where you would like to be.
I will conduct an in-depth psychosocial assessment at our initial meeting for all clients. Depression screening and memory screening are optional.
On-going Therapy session after the initial assessment
On-going Couple Therapy session after the initial assessment
Geriatric Care consultation
Information and referrals for your spouse, aging parents, siblings and other loved ones.
Joint Geriatric Care consultation with your spouse, aging parents, siblings and other loved ones (2-4 people).
Payment is due at each session at arrival.
We will meet for whatever amount of time remains. You will be required to pay for the full session.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please make sure that you cancel your appointment at least 48 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you will be required to pay for the full rate for the session.
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist. Information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Legal exceptions to confidentiality include;
Disclosures of and/or suspected child, dependent adult, or elder abuse or neglect, or danger to yourself or others.
Accepting Credit Cards (American Express, Discover, JCB, Mastercard and Visa)
Please contact me and ask about an initial FREE 15-minute phone consultation.
Long Beach, California, United States