Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, is an integrative psychotherapist in private practice and the clinical director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) in Washington, DC.
In her role as clinical director of CMBM, Shinal consults on program development and implementation for the CMBM professional training programs and supervises medical and mental health professionals as they integrate mind-body medicine into their personal and professional lives.
She is also a senior faculty member for several CMBM programs, including its CancerGuides®. Founded in 2001, CancerGuides® is a comprehensive training program in integrative oncology. The program trains health professionals and patient advocates to work with people who have cancer and with their families to create safe, effective, individualized programs of care.
In addition, Shinal is the clinical supervisor for the CMBM Global Trauma Relief program in Israel, Gaza, New Orleans, and Haiti. Founded in 1996, the program trains local health-care professionals and educators to teach children and adults simple, powerful self-care and self-awareness techniques that can relieve stress and suffering.
In her private practice, Shinal uses EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), meditation, guided imagery, movement, writing, drawing, energy work, and other experiential modalities.
Amy Shinal’s experience working with trauma and the challenges of life, coupled with her desire to foster self-awareness and soul growth, which recognizes and builds on the inherent strengths and gifts of the individual, results in a collaborative and transformational approach to healing.