7545 Irvine Center Drive | Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92618


California License#79760

My name is Shaw Strannahan and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Irvine, CA. I obtained my masters degree from a small Buddhist University in Los Angeles, where I am now an Associate Professor in the Counseling Master's Program. It is my belief that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. As every one of us has a unique story, it’s important to tailor treatment to fit the individual! I do not view people as “broken”, I view them as “stuck”. My goal is to help you get unstuck and assist you in developing strategies to stay unstuck. also have knowledge of how diet and exercise can affect our mental health. I can incorporate this into our treatment plan if it’s of interest to you. My primary areas of focus are:

  • Couples
  • Teens
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Stress Management
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Healing from Affairs
  • Sexual Concerns

I am very proud to introduce my associates here at Julie Wells Therapy. Thave received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and work directly with me as a team approach if necessary for individual or family counseling.

Ryan Borland
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate     
Master’s of Arts in  Psychology -             Marriage, Family Therapy



It's so easy to feel lost in the fast-paced world we live in today. Instead of embracing ourselves as a "perfectly imperfect" human being, we get stuck in the cycle of human "doing" while comparing our worth with the achievements of others. As an LGBTQ affirming and openly gay therapist, I understand the unique obstacles facing the LGBTQ community. In session, I approach every client with genuineness, curiosity and compassion. Often clients find that I work on a deeper level to help them heal their past wounds and to inspire noticeable change in the here and now. Some of my specialty areas are:

  • Couples/Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety/Depression/Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Adults with ADHD
  • Gay Men/LGBTQ Issues
  • Codependency
  • Break-up Recovery
  • History of Toxic Relationships
  • Stress Management

Julie WELLS Therapy


Couples and

Family Counseling

Languages Spoken:  English, Armenian, Russian and Spanish.

All living beings have to go through stressful times in order to grow. My goal is to help you see that there is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter what the stressful situation you are currently encountering. Therapy is an opportunity to encounter yourself in a process of self-discovery with the guidance of a compassionate clinician who helps you make sense of your experiences and to choose coping skills that serve your well-being.

I am extensively trained in mindfulness as found within the original Buddhist Teachings, both in academic and monastic settings. This is what allows me to bring you a sense of tranquil safety within our therapy sessions. The tools you will learn allow you to stand strong, resilient and trusting in kyourself as you remove obstacles standing in your way to growth.

I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relationship issues (break-ups, loneliness, conflict or wounds)
  • search for meaning/futility
  • issues of self-worth
  • past or current trauma

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | Specializing in Better Relationships and Better Living

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional                                                                             Certified Telebehavioral Health Professional

Narine Jallatyan
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate     
Master’s  in Marriage, Family Therapy



Shaw Strannahan
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist     
Master’s in Marriage Family Therapy