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why Shimmer

Shimmer is an open space where you can be your unique self. We support, motivate, and hold each other accountable in accomplishing our life goals.
Our Shimmer Groups draw off of years of peer support and group therapy research. We believe in the power of connecting those with similar identities and experiences.

Our Shimmer Groups

We are actively recruiting for a number of groups! If you're not sure what group you'd like to join or don't see one that interests you, we do free consultation calls to find you the perfect fit ✨.
Don't see a group you like?

start on your mental health journey with Shimmer

1
share your needs
Fill out an intro survey and attend a free 1-1 consultation so we can discuss your needs.
2
get assigned to a group
We carefully curate and assign you a small group of 6 to 10 people.
3
attend sessions
Attend weekly 60-minute video chats led by one of our amazing Shimmer Guides.
4
connect with others
Explore community events and workshops to hang out and build connections.
see what members have to say
“It’s quickly become something I look forward to all week long. I find myself in Shimmer quite a bit. Watching chats, reading gratitude entries, and reflecting.” - Charlie (they/them)
“Last night I shared a story about a challenge I overcame. It was a breakthrough moment. I realized I HAD to get the stuff inside of me OUT. Then came the words of affirmation from my group mates. I feel so much better now - this is exactly what I need in my life." - Alex (he/him)
"In my group, everyone can relate to what I say, and I can relate to what they're saying. They’re wonderful kind people. I never feel any pressure & am comfortable with them. It's also super inspiring when they talk about their experiences!" - Kendall (she/her)

meet the Shimmer Care Team

Shimmer's Care Team is a group of educators, coaches, therapists, and peers that provide the warm, supportive, and steady foundation to host community events and facilitate Shimmer Groups.
Dr. Amin Azzam, MD MA
(he/him)

Clinical Advisor
Amin is a professor at UCSF and UC Berkeley. He is an expert researcher in both group psychotherapy and education for young professionals. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, board games, and international travel.
Samorn Selim, JD
(she/her)

Shimmer Guide
Samorn is an experienced lawyer, executive coach, and diversity, inclusion, and belonging facilitator.  She is an advocate for and passionate about creating safe spaces for people to prioritize their mental health and wellness
Sharon Kim, LMHC
(she/her)

Community Lead
Sharon is a licensed mental health therapist that enjoys working with the young adult population. She hopes to use her clinical background to create a safe space for individuals to share their experiences and build a strong support system within the Shimmer community.
Eutah Mizushima, NCPS
(he/him)

Shimmer Guide
Eutah is a certified peer support specialist from Los Angles. He hopes that he can use what he's learned from his personal struggles with depression and anxiety to help guide and support others in their own mental health journeys.
Ashley Lee
(any/none)

Shimmer Guide
Ashley is a peer and mental health advocate with experience helping underrepresented young adults navigate career, purpose, and wellness. She wants to help foster moments where people feel safe to embrace possibility and gain perspective amidst uncertainty.

get a taste of Shimmer through our wellness workshops

Register for biweekly events or view recordings of our workshops.
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try Shimmer for free

We offer affordable monthly rates compared to professional coaching
($250/session) and individual therapy ($150/session).
  • Weekly 60 mins group video sessions
  • Community events
  • Custom chat & video platform
standard
2 week free trial included
$49.99/month
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student
2 week free trial included
$24.99/month
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