Director of Alumni & Family Services
For over 33 years Shireen has been sought after as a force in the field of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. Her numerous credentials include earning a CPC (Certified Professional Coach), (LAADC) Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a (CRPS) Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist.
Professionally Shireen has organized and facilitated numerous panels and workshops on a variety of topics bringing awareness, prevention, and resources to Shireen comes with over three decades of experience helping people heal, shift, and transform their lives. She has helped thousands of people increase their life satisfaction and move into healthy relationships, experience increased self-esteem, improve parenting skills, increase career satisfaction, and overcome substance and process addictions that include alcohol, substances, food, shopping, sex etc.
Her vast experience working in the entertainment industry includes positions at AFTRA (American Federation of Radio and Television Artists); Fox Film Corporation; Fox Sports Net; Capitol Records; and 18 years at MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy otherwise known as the Grammys. Starting in 2004 in the role of an Addiction Recovery Specialist, she moved up the ranks Senior Director of Mental Health & Addiction Services, addressing crisis situations and various needs of music professionals nationwide.
After many years serving the entertainment industry, Shireen decided to widen her reach to be able to offer her experience and skills to people from all walks of life, and successfully created her coaching and consulting practice.
Shireen has worked with diverse cultures, backgrounds and populations throughout the years bringing hope and change to those wanting support around various life challenges. Her experience includes overcoming her own challenges, and obstacles allowing her to continue to grow and expand her life. She knows growth and change are possible because she lives it.
Shireen has personal and professional experience healing from and overcoming struggles with substance abuse (sober now since 1989), eating disorders, depression, unhealthy relationships, family disputes, career frustrations, dating, and finding courage to leave or stay in relationships or other situations. Having personally overcome struggles with sadness and depression, she is in a unique position to understand from not only academic but lived experience. Shireen has changed her life and wants to help you achieve your desires and dreams. She is warm hearted, honest, and straight forward. Known for her vibrant spirit and authentic expression, many find comfort, relatability, and the tools to change through their work with Shireen. She is a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally and has presented at conferences in Thailand, Tulum, London and across the USA. You can learn more about through several her website featuring several podcasts and articles she has contributed to.
Additionally, Shireen received several awards in the fields of Mental Health and Addiction including the “Gratitude for Giving” by the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center 2010; “Distinguished Service In the Field Of Recovery” by Miriam’s House, Polo in the Palisades 2016; the “Visionary Award” at the CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals) Convention 2016; and the WAAT (Woman’s Association of Addiction Treatment) “Victoria Smart” Award 2019.
Along with Shireen’s private coaching practice, she works with various facilities and organizations nationwide offering coaching, consulting, training and other resources for their clients, family members and employees.
Shireen loves helping people find their way through life’s challenges. She continues to witness firsthand how her years of life experience and coaching have now aligned and have enabled her to truly help others to open doors to their lives