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Shiho Murakami, LICSW, LCSW-C

LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

I am licensed in Maryland with 6 years of professional work experience. I am licensed in District of Columbia as well. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice
LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

DC LICSW LC200001939

MD LCSW-C 23159


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shiho Murakami. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Shiho has shown astuteness and compassion as she has helped me uncover underlying issues that I felt but did not know how to articulate. In just a few sessions, I already feel that her insights will improve how I approach my life going forward.

Written on Jan 28, 2024 after therapy with Shiho for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

It never occurred to me before Better Help that there was a cultural relevance in therapy. Shiho is the first therapist I have seen in my life who I feel actually truly sees me and understands where I am coming from. My family carries a lot of foreign ideals about family and in the past my american therapists have lacked an understanding of those additional pressures.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Shiho for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Shiho is absolutely amazing. She's funny and sweet while also being very knowledgeable. But she's also not afraid to learn something new from her clients. Shiho is fantastic start to finish!

Written on Oct 15, 2023 after therapy with Shiho for 5 months

She’s a great therapist. She talks me through my issues without judgement and helps me see things from a different perspective. She also pushes me out of my comfort zone to do things I normally wouldn’t

Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Shiho for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Shiho has taught me self-compassion and helped boost my self-esteem in a way that’s changed my life. I’m confident in who I am for the first time in awhile. She is friendly, professional, and professorial in her homework assignments and knowledge of psychology and psychotherapy topics.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Shiho for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Shiho is my first therapist and I’m very satisfied with her recommendations and her kind manner. She is good at what she does and I appreciate her counseling.

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Shiho for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem