Barry Shapiro, MSW, LICSW
Barry brings years of experience working with adolescents and young adults to The Sibley Group. His approach to therapy is grounded in mindfulness, psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, and principles of behavior therapy. His experience includes providing individual and group therapy for teenagers and young adults in an outpatient setting, case management services at a community mental health clinic, and individual therapy at a foster care agency.
Barry works with both teens and adults. He helps individuals who wish to have a stronger connection with themselves and others, including those with anxiety and depression. He supports teens in improving their self-esteem and self care skills. He strives to create a non-judgmental space for clients to gain the understanding and skills necessary to live the lives that they want for themselves. Using music, mindfulness practices, and cognitive and behavioral strategies to facilitate change, Barry helps clients build distress tolerance, increase self-awareness, and improve relationships.
Barry is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and is also licensed in Maryland. He obtained his Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work.
Outside of work, Barry enjoys playing basketball and guitar (not at the same time), watching Marvel movies, and eating large quantities of Mac and Cheese (Panera or Annie’s White Cheddar).