If it’s news to you, she’s talking about it and so are her compelling guests. Passionate, eloquent, and fearless, Dr. Shirley tackles every topic head on with no-nonsense and no holds barred advice.
A frequent guest expert on TV, Dr. Shirley is the author of the bestselling WHY CAN’T I CHANGE: How to Conquer Your Self-Destructive Patterns. She is the Sex, Love & Relationship expert for COSMO Latina magazine. You can find out more about Dr. Shirley at DrShirley.com
Dr. Shirley’s astute, no-nonsense, and passionate guidance has made her one of the most sought-after therapists in Southern California. While maintaining a thriving Beverly Hills practice, Dr. Shirley has also become a familiar face on TV, having appeared on numerous shows including DR. DREW CELEBRITY REHAB, CELEBRITY JUSTICE, and HGTV’S SMART SOLUTIONS.
In print, Dr. Shirley is the resident Sex, Love, and Relationship expert for Cosmopolitan Latina magazine – an English-language version of the iconic brand – launching in May 2012. Her many print stories include gracing the cover of Woman’s World, the number one women’s weekly.
Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Shirley is an entirely self-made woman. While attending high school in her parents’ native Argentina, Dr. Shirley discovered her interest in psychology. Her intrigue led to passion and eventually the pursuit of a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and M.A. in Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles.
After earning both degrees, Dr. Shirley began working in group homes, counseling teenagers and their families. While earning her Ph.D. from UCLA, she investigated child abuse with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Today, she is often called on to provide expert testimony involving child abuse cases.
While these experiences have certainly shaped her worldview, perhaps none has informed it more than her own journey as a single mother who worked her way through graduate school to become one of the most respected therapists and media experts in her field.
Dr. Shirley shares her winning philosophy in her first book WHY CAN’T I CHANGE? HOW TO CONQUER YOUR SELF-DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS available from Sunrise River Press.