Eugene Therapists
Shira Canaga

Shirah Canaga, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor

My name is Shirah Canaga. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon. I was born and raised in Oregon and feel blessed to be an Oregonian. I enjoy spending time with my family, being active through sports, such as basketball, and spending free time doing many outdoor activities. Additionally I love to bake and cook.

I’m a wife and mama of two little children. I value the struggles and joys of motherhood. I’m a Christian who loves my relationship with Jesus and other people. Putting my faith in Jesus has changed my life. However, I do welcome all people from different walks of life and religions. I have been working in the counseling field since 2018 and I look forward to working with my clients everyday. Helping people and impacting lives is an incredible job. I’m blessed to be able to serve my clients.

Shirah’s Approach

My approach to therapy is eclectic.  I see a wide range of adults, children, and couples.  I’m passionate about helping maternal and postpartum mental health. I enjoy the challenge of using my therapy toolbox to find the most effective methods to address each individual’s needs. My EMDR certification allows me to use a trauma-focused and person-centered approach to help complete the client’s therapy goals.. I believe people can become more in balance with themselves and in their relationships by understanding themselves and becoming aware of their needs, choices, and issues. I provide psychoeducation around the brain, limbic system, and nervous system. I use polyvagal and EMDR interventions to help people understand their nervous systems.

More About Shirah Canaga


My academic coursework and counseling experience include crisis intervention, trauma-informed practices, outpatient counseling services, substance abuse, career counseling, grief counseling, and strength-based interventions.

Since 2016 I have served children, adults, couples, and groups in a therapeutic setting. My outpatient experience includes working for an EMDR-focused clinic, Griffin & Associate Practitioner, Lane Community College, and Lane County Behavioral Health. I’ve also worked for the Department of Human Services (DHS) as a Child Welfare Caseworker and a Behavioral Specialist. I currently teach a college success class at Lane Community College.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon and a National Certified Counselor from the National Board of Certified Counselors.

I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bushnell University.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Services from the University of Oregon.

I’m a member of EMDRIA and received my EMDR certification. I participate in continuing education every year to meet my license’s standards and improve my knowledge and skills as a counselor.

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive Thoughts or Actions
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • Relationship Struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • Postpartum, Pregnancy, and Maternal Mental Health
  • Other