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Sumio Shinohara PSYCH

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a man of color who has lived in this country for more than 24 years, I can understand people through multiple perspectives.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Dr. Sumio Shinohara is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) with more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, life transitions, men s issues, trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Dr. Shinohara earned his Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University and completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College in MA. He also received his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. Dr. Shinohara's primary therapeutic approach is eclectic, including person-centered, cognitive behavioral (CBT), and psychodynamic approaches, and values each client's experience of feeling deeply and empathetically understood. Through the experience of feeling understood, clients will also be able to have opportunities to understand more about themselves, which usually brings multiple positive improvements in clients' life. Dr. Shinohara believes in the power of empathy and acceptance clients can experience in a safe therapeutic relationship. He seeks to establish a caring, respectful, and compassionate relationship with clients who have difficulty accepting negative aspects of themselves. Dr. Shinohara will also encourage clients to focus on the root cause of the issues in addition to coping and managing their symptoms.






Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise





Anger management

Divorce & separation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare





First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Existential Therapy


  • Massachusetts, PSYCH, 8645


Doctor of Psychology, William James College

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Sumio Shinohara, PSYCH

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sumio Shinohara, PSYCH, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sumio Shinohara accepting new clients?

Yes, Sumio Shinohara is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, 872 Massachusetts Ave Suite 2-2, Suite 2-8, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Sumio Shinohara accept insurance?

Yes, Sumio Shinohara accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Sumio Shinohara offer?

Sumio Shinohara offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Sumio Shinohara offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Sumio Shinohara offers in-person appointments at Thrive Boston Counseling and Psychotherapy, 872 Massachusetts Ave Suite 2-2, Suite 2-8, Cambridge, MA, 02139.

Does Sumio Shinohara offer online therapy?

Yes, Sumio Shinohara offers online therapy to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Sumio Shinohara?

Sumio Shinohara typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sumio Shinohara speak?

Sumio Shinohara conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sumio Shinohara online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sumio Shinohara online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.