Melanie Shapiro, LICSW is dedicated to working with each client to identify and build on his or her inherent strengths to facilitate the healing process. Her approach helps clients achieve their goals and live happier more fulfilling lives.
She has worked with many individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences. And, she’s had great success working with clients to successfully navigate major life changes including, relationships, post-partum, parenting, career, grief and loss.
Melanie believes the mind and body connection is essential and when needed she uses two brain-based modalities to enhance the impact of traditional psychotherapy:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
She brings extensive experience from her previous psychotherapy positions at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and N Street Village. At these organizations, Melanie worked with many individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, complex trauma, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Melanie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and received a Master’s in Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work where she specialized in psychodynamic theory. And, she received advanced clinical training from the EMDR Institute of Greater Washington and Neurofeedback training at EEG Education & Research Institute for Applied Neurotherapy.