Kristen Sheppard

LICSW

About Me

I have been a social worker for over 27 years, working in child protection, forensic, medical, and clinical areas. I have worked as a clinician for over 11 years. I am certified as a Family Trauma Specialist, Clinical Trauma Professional, Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, and Addictions-Informed Professional. I have worked with individuals with a variety concerns - substance abuse, trauma, LGBTQ, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adoption/post adoption, parenting children with disabilities, relationship issues, being an empath, and more.

I believe in treating my clients with the most utmost respect. My therapy style is warm, empathetic, and open, as well as interactive. I'm a very eclectic therapist that will tailor my responses and our sessions to your needs. I encourage clients to advocate for themselves and it is a privilege to work with each one of you.

I look forward to working with each of you.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #117929 (Expires: 2023-04-06)

LICSW #2425 (Expires: 2022-12-29)


Reviews

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

Written by P.E. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Kristen listens and interacts with me in a terrific manner. She understands my emotional needs and how physic al problems impact my emotional state. She is very open to communicating through writing, which I love.

Written by N.A. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Kristen has been a wonderful therapist for me to work with. Excellent at helping me manage my widely fluctuating energy.

Written by G.A. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Kristen has been an absolute life saver. Completely understanding, perfectly non- judgmental and full of energy. Her expertise and experience is endless but she waits until the perfect moments to unleash them on you.

She’s the only therapist I’ve had where I was excited for an upcoming session, regardless if I knew what I wanted to talk about before hand.

Written by S.T. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Kristen was a very caring and capable counselor during a difficult time.

Written by E.M. on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Thank you

Written by J.O. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I like her

Written by J.O. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Kristen is great. I’m so glad that she is my therapist in this part of my life.

Written by A.M. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

You have helped me so much. I'm so glad I decided to get help and I'm so grateful for you

Written by J.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Awesome so far

Written by D.A. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kristen is a terrific therapist. I feel totally at ease and comfortable talking with her. She is totally supportive of me and my situation. I'm very glad to have started my therapy with Better Help and Kristen.

Written by R.O. on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is very kind-hearted, motivated, enthusiastic, and humble. Now, I can do very well at school because of her guidance. I am looking forward to work with her again.

Written by M.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Kristen is great! She is super easy to talk to, listens to what I'm saying, understands what I'm going through, and always has insightful questions or suggestions. Kristen was instrumental in helping me break out of my unhealthy patterns and get better at dealing with my anxiety and stress. Kristen also provided a ton of encouragement along the way as I was starting to make progress, which was much appreciated. I am glad I found Kristen and got to work with her.

Written by A.R. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Kristen is so wonderful and we are just getting started but I already feel so connected with her! I am looking forward to continuing therapy with Kristen!

Written by P.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Kristen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Kristen is terrific!

Work with me!