Beth Shikatani, Therapist in Arlington, Massachusetts — Zencare
Beth  Shikatani

Beth Shikatani

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD Practice: Cambridge Psychology Group
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Arlington Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias & fears
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

Dr. Shikatani is a clinical psychologist with Cambridge Psychology Group. She has more than 13 years of experience working with adults, older adults, and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, sleep problems, perfectionism, depression, and other conditions.

Cambridge Psychology Group, is a multi-specialty center serving the greater Boston area, Massachusetts, and beyond. Here, Dr. Shikatani specializes in providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP); she routinely incorporates aspects of mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Dr. Shikatani flexibly uses these evidence-based treatments that are grounded in the latest scientific research, while ensuring they are personalized to the patient’s unique attributes, preferences, and values. She enjoys working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities, and is committed to practicing with cultural humility.

Dr. Shikatani’s treatment can be described as active, skill-based, and structured. She teaches patients concrete tools and coping strategies to successfully manage their difficult thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors. Former patients have noted appreciating Dr. Shikatani’s kindness, warmth, patience, compassion, knowledge, attention to detail, and sense of humor. She feels privileged to have helped hundreds of patients reduce their anxiety, improve their mood, enhance their quality of life, and live the life they truly want.


Message to clients

Congratulations on taking an important first step towards taking care of your well-being! It can be so tough to find a provider with whom you have a good connection and to start the treatment process. I strive to be a warm, helpful, open-minded, and knowledgeable support for all of my patients.

If you decide to book an appointment, we would spend the first 2 sessions conducting an assessment and determining whether we are a good fit for one another. If so, fabulous! - we would then create a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals and start the therapy process. If not, we have a great list of recommended providers, and we would help to guide you in the right direction. Please do feel free to reach out. I look forward to connecting with you!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Beth Shikatani is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Arlington practice
226 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders, Boston University, Clinical Assistant Professor & Licensed Psychologist, 2014 - 2022

Ryerson University, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2014
University of Chicago, APA-Accredited Internship, Clinical Psychology, 2014


Licensure

Massachusetts: 10256


Languages

English