Melanie Shapiro Psychotherapy Services
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Melanie Shapiro, LICSW EMDR Certified

Welcome! I'm a psychotherapist who can help you achieve your goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life!

I have significant experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and traumatic experiences. I specialize in working with clients dealing with relationship issues; and I’ve had great success helping clients improve the current relationships they are in, understanding past relationships and helping individuals plan for future relationships. I’ve also worked with many individuals to successfully navigate stressful life experiences such as dealing with divorce, relocating, career changes and parenting issues.

I use talk therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help you make lasting changes to live the life you want!



  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desentitization & Reprocessing)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Trauma Focused Therapy

  • Attachment Based Therapy

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Melanie brings extensive experience from her previous psychotherapy positions at the The Viva Center, 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. She is also certified in EMDR and received advanced clinical training from the EMDR Institute of Greater Washington and Neurofeedback training at EEG Education & Research Institute for Applied Neurotherapy.

Contact me for more information

Melanie Shapiro Psychotherapy Services

1555 Connecticut Avenue NW - 3 West

Washington, DC 20036


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