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Durrell Sheppard, LCSW

Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Durrell Sheppard and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Chicagoland area. I focus on supporting patients by taking a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. My approach is mostly laid back, non-judgemental, and relationship-based. I focus on helping patients identify goals for treatment and support them in understanding their emotions, relationships, behaviors, and thoughts. Much of my experience is in supporting patients with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, stress, and LGBTQ-related concerns.

I currently hold a Master's Degree from DePaul University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Currently, I am also a Doctoral Candidate. I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and many other therapeutic frameworks.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little about me, I hope to get the chance to learn about you and support you through this journey.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCSW 149.020290


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Durrell Sheppard. 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.

Durrell not only gave me insight and perspectives into handling, managing and navigating anxiety from being the main support for my family while also having the busiest year ever in my career. He also provided me with strategies to reflect on my accomplishments, create boundaries for recharging and self-awareness, as well as giving me strategies to politely decline helping others or taking on more work when I’m overloaded. We connected immediately, and I would highly recommend his services.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Durrell for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

We are making progress weekly; I'm learning skills to improve my relationships and to understand myself better. Thank you Dr. Sheppard

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Durrell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem