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 wish for. I hope that my contribution to your life will assist 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
With a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, my professional journey began as a Community-Based Care Manager at Beach Cities Health District in Redondo Beach, CA. During my time serving in South Bay, I conducted in-home psychosocial assessments and delivered Behavioral Health counseling to Older and Disabled Adults. Additionally, I provided valuable consultation to Paramedics and Law Enforcement Officers, addressing the unique geriatric psychosocial challenges prevalent in the community. To further support individuals in need, I adeptly developed and led multiple support groups and workshops encompassing topics such as Grief, Caregiver support, Mindfulness, and Aging. Furthermore, I undertook the responsibility of supervising Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium (GSWEC) MSW interns and BSW interns, nurturing their professional growth.
In 2019, I seized an opportunity to contribute as a Geriatric Medical Social Worker at Optum/United Health Group. I collaborated closely with Primary Care Physicians and Specialists, offering comprehensive psychosocial clinical services through programs such as Post-Discharge, Palliative Care, and Behavioral Health (counseling). A core aspect of my role involved connecting patients and their loved ones with relevant community resources to optimize their well-being. Alongside my clinical duties, I continued to develop and lead support groups and workshops centering on vital subjects such as Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Pain Management, and Anxiety & Depression.
While working in Palliative Care, I discovered an unwavering motivation and passion for supporting oncology patients and their families. Witnessing firsthand the profound impact of quality of life on individuals during challenging phases further solidified my commitment to this field. Gratefully, my career path has led me to join the distinguished Health systems within one of the greatest public Universities in 2023 where I currently work as a full-time Clinician. I am expanding my knowledge and expertise while providing compassionate care to those navigating the intricacies of oncology. I firmly believe that the interpretation of quality of life is deeply personal, particularly during challenging times, and I am honored to be part of a team dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and their loved ones.
Having extensive experience and in-depth training in the field of geriatric social work and working with individuals with serious illnesses, I am confident that I can effectively conduct therapy and consultation for older adults and their loved ones.
In addition to this private practice and working as an Oncology Clinician, I also provide EAP (Employee Assistance Program) counseling to working age adults and their families.
I’m a certified elder mediator and have conducted numerous elder mediation sessions since 2008.
Since I was little, 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.
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.
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).
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