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Dr. Zoe Shaw is a passionate practitioner in the field of Clinical Psychology. She is licensed as a psychotherapist and divides her time between her family life, clinical practice, virtual life, and relationship coaching, speaking, writing and hosting her podcast, The Dr. Zoe Show. Dr. Zoe holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA, where she also competed as a sprinter and hurdler. Her initial areas of research were in forming a racial identity for African Americans raised in non ethnic congruent environments. Her work has branched out over the years, with her current main areas of study and treatment surrounding women’s issues, specifically superwoman syndrome, the development of self in a post feminist era and women in difficult relationships. These issues are very close to her heart as she is a busy wife to actor Stan Shaw and mother of five (one with special needs and two launched), homeschooling her youngest in addition to her work life. Believing as she does in a holistic approach to life, Dr. Zoe also balances her life with athleticism, competing on the USAA Master’s track and field team as a Sprinter. Dr. Zoe has been sought out as an expert and published in Oprahmag.com, Prevention Magazine, Voyage LA Magazine, and the Los Angeles APA magazine discussing issues relevant to women and psychology. Dr. Zoe has presented at the National APA Convention regarding racial identity development and has been a keynote speaker for various engagements, including the NAACP and U.S. Navy. She is currently writing her memoir.

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To the Mom Terrified of Homeschooling Through the Pandemic

I’m a homeschool mom, but don’t write me off as not understanding your situation. Although I’ve homeschooled four out of my five children at

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'Yolanda' Asked: Do you have any tips on how to break gender roles. My husband and I both work yet he literally expects me to

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'Desiring Friendship and Ministry Partnership' Asked: I'm in my mid-60s and have been widowed for five years. I recently met a single Christian man who

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'Nikki' Asked: We moved to a new city 3 years ago for my fiancé’s career and I am not happy with the area. We are

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'Pawan' Asked: Hi Dr. Zoe I am having trouble with connecting with my 12yr old step daughter. I have 3 step kids. I don't have any

How to Teach Your Child Not to Hold Prejudices 2

Why does it feel so uncomfortable to talk about race and racism in this country? Deep down in our gut, we know something just

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'Wench' Asked: I have been married for 11 years to a man that appears to have narcissistic behavior. 5 years ago because my son was

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'Tat2nurse13' Asked: Why does being a strong independent woman scare off men? Dr. Zoe Answered: Oh, I love this question! But, your statement isn't completely true. Historically,

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'Leaving the Past Behind' Asked: Last year was emotionally draining and I’m afraid I will "carry all the stress, anxiety and tension" into this year.

If Your Man Didn’t Propose But Should Have Read This

To the girl who didn’t get the engagement you were expecting, this is what you need to do to finally get a commitment

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'Alisandra' Asked: How do you recover from divorce, breast cancer, loss of a job, and not seeing your child every day? Dr. Zoe Answered: My immediate visual

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'Johanna' Asked: How do I work on my marriage when your husband tells you everything in his life is in the air right now OR

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'Ginny Girl' Asked: My fiance told me a few things that hurt me really bad a few days after the engagement. I gave him a

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'Tired of the Holiday Expectations' Asked: My parents put a lot of pressure on my siblings and my family to spend time together for the

Will Waiting for Marriage Lead to a Boring Sex Life?2

So, a client got me thinking. He was discussing waiting until marriage to have sex. He expressed his respect for that choice, but also his concern

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'Pregnancy Loss' Asked: I am currently dealing with a pregnancy loss. It is a blighted ovum and my body is just not catching up to

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'Toxic Triangle' Asked: I often feel like my partner is not giving me my place in this toxic triangle of a relationship. I love him

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'NotDaddysGirl' Asked: I grew up never knowing my biological dad and over the last few years, I've started to let myself feel the hurt and

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'Jill' Asked: I have recently quit a job that I was very good at but I was working 90+ hours per week and living away

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"My Husband Wants a Divorce" Asked: My husband asked me for a divorce. I don't want one. I left the home, but I feel like

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'Stepmom Wanting to Do the Best for Her Crew' Asked: I find, like most siblings, that in a family that has children from two households,

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'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