Peter Shum (沈振寧)

Peter Shum is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT #117965). He practices at the Star Vista counseling center ( ) in San Mateo. The center is an outpatient mental health clinic accepting clients through fee-for-service or Medi-Cal. Peter provides therapy for individuals, couples, families and children, treating a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, changes in work or life direction, family and couple conflicts, grief, and issues related to school aged children. He is trained in emotionally focused couple therapy, and his area of interests are addiction and couple counseling.
Peter received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, and was an engineer in the Silicon Valley for 13 years before changing his career to counseling. He earned his Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy and Certificate of Addiction Studies from Western Seminary in San Jose. Agencies he previously affiliated with include Cameron House in San Francisco serving the Chinese population, and Pyramid Alternatives in Pacifica under substance abuse recovery services.
Peter is fluent in English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and offers counseling in both languages.

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Addiction, Alcohol Use, Anxiety, Child Counseling, Depression, Grief / Loss, Marital Counseling, Personal Growth, Sexual Abuse, Trauma

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Type of license:Licensed

License Number:LMFT #117965

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Language Spoken:English, Mandarin, Cantonese



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Address:1021 South El Camino Real, San Mateo 94402, California


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