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Dr. Zoe Shaw is a licensed psychotherapist, educated at UCLA and Pepperdine University. She has a private practice in sunny California and a virtual practice working with people all over the world! She is a motivational speaker, podcast host, life coach, and fitness fanatic.

'Deb' Asked: As I listened to Julie Graham’s story, I look back at how I prayed for her as she walked through Paul’s death. Little

'Sleepless Beauty' Asked: I have suffered from fear at night my whole life. I love sleeping, but falling asleep is the worst part for me.

'Balancing Busy Mama' Asked: I'm a single mom who works nearly full-time. I love my son, and I love my work, but sometimes it feels

'Carol' Asked: I burned out and am changing careers mid-life. How can I assess my personality and joys to find a fulfilling new path? Dr. Zoe

'Faith Over Fear' Asked: I have been asked by several of my girlfriends who have watched me struggle, and somehow survive, “How do you deal

'Potential Worry-Wart' Asked:  What is "normal" anxiety and what crosses over into clinical? In my mid-20s, I experienced panic attacks and a couple years of moderate

'Mama Llama' Asked: My 12-year-old male middle child gets very angry. He is belligerent and moody and verbally unkind to his immediate family. What are

‘Rudderless After A Relationship’ Asked: I have been in a long term relationship with my fiance'. He proved himself unable to commit and now I

‘Troubled Wife’ Asked: I continue to have heated exchanges with my spouse. I am finally realizing that it’s about a lack of trust. Dr. Zoe,

'Curious' Asked: I grew up as a missionary kid and was abused by my missionary father. Emotional, spiritual, physical. Every girl friend of mine had

‘Stuck in the Middle’ Asked: I have four children from a previous marriage and I recently got married to a wonderful man with no children.

'Alissa' Asked: After 5 years of staying home with my babies (now 5 and 2), I find myself constantly struggling between continuing to stay home

'Alexis' Asked: How do you love your foster child’s parents well even when you feel like they aren’t trying? Dr. Zoe Answered: When I am struggling with

'Running Turtle' Asked: My marriage broke up about 7 months ago. In the last few days, we’ve been seriously discussing divorce. I’ve been grieving the

‘Motivated Mama’ Asked: School is just about to start here in our neck of the woods. My anxiety level is slowly growing each day because

'Frazzled Florida Friend' Asked: Friends come and go and we all know that, but, how do I know when it's time for me to let

'Mom of Three Boys' Asked: As a mom with three boys (12-year-old twins, 9-year-old), how do I deal with the tween separation that boys do

'Dawn' Asked: After my boyfriend and I had been together a year, one night while we were spending alone time together he looked at me

'Exhausted Juggler' Asked: I have frequent days that I feel as if I'm center stage juggling family, work, home life, the needs of every human

'Nicole' Asked: I have a 10-year-old daughter and my mother lives next door. My mom has stated that she feels her current purpose in life

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