Reiko Berman Shingu, LCSW-C

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Japanese

I am an Asian Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience, licensed in MD, DC and VA.


My background is clinical and corporate: I’ve worked with patients at an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in MD and also with corporate employees and their families through Employee Assistance Program(EAP).


Specialties include Anxiety/Panic, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Family and Relationship issues, Life/Career Transition and Cultural identity issues etc. I work with individuals, couples, families, both teenagers (15yo +) and adults, using multiple therapy modalities including CBT/DBT, EMDR, Narrative, Sand Tray, Solution-focused, Mindfulness based approach.


Personally, I’ve lived and worked in Asia, Middle East, Europe and Latin America in the past, and have MA in International Communication. Cross-cultural issues including family history, transition, race, communication, and transformation are very close to my heart.

License Number: MD (#14912), VA(#904013967), DC(#LC200002870)
License State: Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Aetna, United Health, Optum, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Private Pay
Lotus Therapy Fund Provider: Yes
Cabin John, Maryland, United States
Japanese, English
Individuals, Couples, Families
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Narrative Therapy, Adlerian, Trauma-Focused, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-based/Relational Therapy, Gottman Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Issues, Traumatic Grief, Stress, Sexual Abuse, Self Esteem, Relationship Issues, Personal Growth, Marital Concerns, Life Transitions, Grief, Emotion Regulation, Depression, Parenting, Divorce
Last modified: February 22, 2024

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