Rebecca  Shingleton

Rebecca Shingleton

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients in Boston practice (updated January 12, 2020)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Anxiety
  • College mental health
  • Work and life stressors
  • Transitioning to the adult life
  • Depression
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Dr. Rebecca Shingleton is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Boston, MA. Her specialty lies in supporting clients with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and stress management. Having previously trained at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, she particularly enjoys working with college students and young adults and helping them navigate career or academic difficulties, adjustment concerns, relationships, and life transitions.

Dr. Shingleton draws upon empirically supported tools in treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance-based therapy (ACT). She uses exposure therapy with response prevention for clients with OCD and CBT for clients with eating disorders. Above all, she is committed to personalizing each client’s treatment plan and providing a warm and open environment to catalyze change.

Dr. Shingleton completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at Princeton University, research assistantship at Columbia University Medical Center, and doctoral studies at Boston University. Additionally, she completed postdoctoral training at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Shingleton brings her extensive clinical experience to help clients live a values-based life and reach the life they want to live, while coping with any mental health challenges they may be facing.

Message to clients

Welcome! I am Dr. Rebecca Shingleton, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in downtown Boston. Thank you for visiting my profile – I have provided some information about my approach and background, and I encourage you to contact me with any questions you may have.
I evaluate and treat symptoms related to anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD, depression, and eating disorders. Additionally, I work with adults looking to effectively navigate current life stressors (e.g., work challenges, interpersonal relationships, transitions). My aim is to create a compassionate and open environment in order to address my patients’ concerns. I use state of the art interventions such as cognitive behavioral and acceptance based strategies. These empirically supported tools have been shown to be successful at catalyzing change. I then personalize treatment in order to effectively and efficiently achieve my client’s goals.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Princeton University, research assistantship at Columbia University Medical Center, doctoral studies at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, clinical internship at Weill Cornell Medicine, and postdoctoral training at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In these settings, I have trained with international experts in cognitive behavioral therapy and the treatment of emotional disorders. In addition to my private practice, I teach an undergraduate course at Harvard University and provide research mentorship to students. I have also consulted for digital therapeutic companies seeking to integrate cognitive behavioral strategies and research into their product. I have received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, published over 15 papers and book chapters, and have presented on a range of topics pertaining to mental health both nationally and internationally.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated'

Eating disorders and body image concerns - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging, calorie counting, body image concerns

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias

College mental health - Challenges facing college students including adjustment, academics, and relationships

Work and life stressors - Navigating day-to-day stressors through cognitive behavioral, acceptance-based, and mindfulness practices

Transitioning to the adult life - Facilitating the struggles, hopes, and dreams of a modern emerging adult

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

General expertise


Rebecca Shingleton is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Initial session: $225 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Shingleton can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Boston practice

185 Devonshire Street

Suite 902

Boston, MA 02110

  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present

Harvard University, Instructor, 2017 - Present

VA Boston Healthcare System, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016 - 2017

Boston University, PhD, 2016

Weill Cornell Medicine, Clinical Internship, 2015 - 2016

Columbia University Medical Center, Research Assistant, 2008 - 2010

Princeton University, AB, 2006


  • English

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