Nicole Sheppard

LPC

About Me

Hello Amazing Future Subscriber,

I welcome you to a place of serenity and strength, total acceptance, experienced counsel, and a non-judgmental listening ear. No matter what brought you to this platform, I want you to know that asking for help is one of the most honorable things you can do for yourself. I applaud you for your decision to seek help.

My name is Nicole Sheppard, LPC and I also go by Nikki. I have 10 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor/Psychotherapist. I am a Christian-based counselor. I would love to help you with whatever your counseling needs are. I have a compassionate and understanding personality and have always enjoyed seeing people get better over time.

By working with me, you will receive help to discover tools and strategies to achieve greater success. I am looking forward to meeting you and look forward to serving as a resource for motivation and encouragement. I invite you to be open to new possibilities through therapy and a brighter future for you and the lives you impact! I specialize in assisting adults in finding a path to heal and teach them strategies on how to live a happier and healthier life. Hope to speak to you soon!

Please, be advised that I only do live chat and phone sessions at the moment. I have additional experience working with First Responders, Military/Veterans, Couples, Divorcees, and Adults in the areas of Grief, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Stress.

Sincerely,

Nicole Sheppard, LPC




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #66410 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Nicole 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 C.A. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I think Nicole is awesome, and a great listener.

Written by E.B. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

This opportunity to talk to a professional from the convenience of my home has been great. Being able to create a plan to navigate my life and emotional state is my greatest take away. Thank you

Written by K.A. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nikki has help me tremendously during a very difficult time in life. I like how she uses scientific evidence and everyday life in her sessions. I really appreciate all the help and tools she provided.

Written by A.L. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, parenting issues, and coaching

She’s great

Written by D.E. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Nicole is very informative and skillful in sessions. I like how she makes me not feel stupid or ridiculous in what I am trying to explain or say. She gives homework which I feel is a bonus in making a client feel accountable and engaged in services.

Written by F.A. on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Nicole listens to me and provides materials and videos that I reference to whenever I need them.

Written by L.O. on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Nicole is compassionate and understanding. Talking with her is like talking with a best friend. Love her.

Written by N.A. on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole helped me out all throughout some tough time in my life. She listens carefully, always try to understand, always ask the right questions, gives the space and try to direct only after she makes you fully understand where this is coming from. I am happy I got to go through this with her. Very thankful for everything she sent my way.

Written by J.E. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Great listener and enjoy the assignments that help me improve my weaknesses.

Written by V.E. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nicole asks all the right questions to help you process your emotions and achieve your therapeutic goals. She recommends a variety of techniques for you to try that are easy to implement and is always incorporating new research she found into the sessions where relevant. She is attentive, caring, encouraging, and open minded and it is evident that there is a genuine passion for seeing you succeed. I always felt comfortable to share my feelings or concerns because she makes sure you are validated while simultaneously working with you to reframe your thinking to be more productive/positive. I'm extremely grateful for the client-patient relationship we built during our time together and I have learned life-long lessons and skills that I will take with me moving forward.

Written by B.R. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Nikki is the best advocate and helper that I have ever had in any therapy experience. She is truly a blessing to have as a therapist and gives her clients the best tools in order to reach their goals. She listens and is patient and provides the support and guidance that any client needs to improve their mental health. She is a Godsend. Thank you Nikki!

Written by J.U. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Everything people are saying about Nicole is true. She carries a positive edge and a practicality completely without malice. It is good just to be open and allow each session to resonate with you so you can take to heart, where you can heal.

Written by C.H. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Nicole is very patient and listens to your concerns. She always comes to our sessions with a game plan and strategies on how to best approach adversity you may come across in the future. I enjoy our time and I always leave feeling I’ve accomplished something.

Written by E.R. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love Nicole shes amazing . Teaching me about myself & ways of overcoming negative things i am going through. Self realization & super comfortable to vent too . I dont have to filter what i say i can be 100% honest with her.

Written by A.P. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole was exactly what I needed, when I needed. She helped me through a new season of my life while addressing past traumas. She made me confront my emotions and gave me new mantras to live by. She is incredible

Written by O.S. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Really kind and patient. I feel I learn a lot from her about myself and how to better my mental state when and after talking with her.

Written by J.A. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Exceptional

Written by G.L. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Nicole Sheppard is very attentive and understanding and she is very committed to helping me become better, which she shows in the resources she provides and the way she prods me to live the life I believe I can. I am very grateful for her help and support in my journey.

Written by P.E. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've only had two sessions with Nicole, but her professionalism and manner has completely put me at ease. Despite our cultural differences and backgrounds, Nicole understands me very well and has highlighted key areas and what I need to work on. I am certainly looking forward to working with her more.

Written by E.M. on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I’ve been doing counselling with Nicole for about 7 months now. She is incredibly kind and understanding of my issues and have helped me better understand what I was going through this year. Thanks to Nicole I am seven months clean and doing great! She is hands down one of the best counsellors I have ever had!

Written by R.E. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 4 weeks

So far I have appreothe time we've shared and the suggestions made during our calls. I look forward to more sessions in the future!

Written by K.R. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Nicole was instantaneously warm, respectful and down to earth. She is knowledgeable, and shares her ideas in an easy to understand language and a comfortable put into practice kind of way. Highly recommend!

Written by C.H. on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She amazing

Written by R.U. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Nicole is great! She is very nice and knowledgeable. She really listens to my concerns and always gives great answers that help solve my issues and inspire me a lot. I feel so relieved every time after my session with her. Using the techniques she shared makes a big difference in my life.

Written by A.L. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Nicole is a really special person! She sees life through a lens of positivity, hope and gratitude and will help you to do the same. She is always looking for the lessons we can learn from difficult things in our lives, in order to be at peace and move forward. Nicole is also so funny and has an amazing sense of humour! She always makes me laugh, helps me see the lighter side in things and I love her laugh too, it's infectious! She is so wise and balanced. Nicole is always researching and loves finding new ways to live a healthier, happier life, and I love that about her. She is so open minded and so positive. Nicole also has a really good balance of both a non-judgemental listening ear, where she provides a safe space for you to share how you feel and be vulnerable and emotional, but she is also great with practical suggestions and action plans to help support you in life. Anyone would be lucky to work with her and get to experience her kind, sensitive method of counselling!

Written by E.S. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Really understanding, kind, and smart. I am happy that I found Betterhelp, my only problem is that sometimes I can't hear her clearly because of the quality of the connection, and plus I am not a native English speaker, I think if the sessions would be recording or have had a chance to record it would be easier.

Written by C.O. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Nicole is very helpful in understanding what needs to be addressed and gives the homework and resources to better equipped a person to have a successful outcome. Thank you

Written by D.A. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

Nicole has really helped me thus far to build a toolbox of skills to work through my relationship. She always lessons without judgement and is very helpful and offering things to think about . I always leave my sessions with her feeling positive

Written by S.T. on Oct 07, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nicole has been amazingly supportive and I'm grateful to have had her as my therapist. With her support I've made a lot of progress in a relatively short period of time. She's understanding, professional but also warm and friendly. She made me feel like I had a safe space to express myself free from judgement. Thank you Nikki!

Written by T.A. on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Nicole for a few months now. She has greatly improved my life and how I deal with the personal issues that arise.

Written by R.U. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Nikki is incredibly encouraging and supportive. She is so easy to talk to and always has something insightful to say. She has helped me immensely! Thank you!!

Written by L.I. on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Nicole Sheppard is amazing! She is kind, patient, easy to talk to and she has made a real difference in my life and relationships. This was my first experience with a counsellor and I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable I felt speaking with Nicole. I would recommend her and the Better Help service to anyone.

Written by J.O. on Aug 02, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Great app! Counseling at your fingertips

Written by J.A. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Nicole has been an incredible support through my life’s recent changes. She’s been respectful and nonjudgmental about everything I’ve brought to our meetings and makes me feel comfortable and encouraged each time we talk. I‘ve been so blessed to have this safe space and have already recommended BetterHelp to family members and friends.

Written by M.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Nicole is a caring and empathic individual with great listening skills. Combined with her knowledge and experience in counseling, she has been of great assistance with my personal growth and development.

Written by J.U. on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Nicole is a pleasure to talk to. She makes you feel comfortable right away and does not ever judge you as a bad person, whatever you tell her. She is a very good listener, good at calling your BS but always in a nice way. She's extremely encouraging, supportive and always smiling and ready to laugh. Highly recommended! (for me it was to work on family relationships)

Written by A.N. on Jul 12, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

She’s very caring, helpful, thoughtful, and accessible.

Written by M.O. on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I have only had one session with Nicole but I think she is wonderful. She listens thoroughly and actively offers great suggestions and relief for problems. Nicole’s kind and caring approach is welcoming and calming and she makes one feel like they are in a safe environment to share thoughts and emotions. I highly recommend Nicole and enjoy working through my personal issues with her.

Written by R.E. on May 15, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Nicole is amazingly supportive - I can’t imagine it’s easy to be in her position with all of covid going on but she’s been a great pillar of support and is actively trying to find ways to help me.

Written by M.I. on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is truly amazing! Listens carefully and truly wants the best for her clients.

Written by Y.A. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Nicole is great help. Gives a lot of inspiration and is very support in what I say. Definitely recommend.

Written by C.A. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Nicole Sheppard is wonderful. She is kind and non-judgmental. I feel she truly cares.

Written by Y.A. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Nicole is a great therapist, she is down to earth and very professional. She is funny and has been helping me a lot. During our sessions she gives tips and strategies and has offered many strategies to help with what I see a challenge. We can even laugh during our sessions yet she is good at guiding and asking great questions. I am looking forward to working with her more. She is caring and even checks in with myself. She is also great at giving a touch point or a resource after our sessions. We have only had a few sessions as of yet, but she has helped a lot.

Written by C.E. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Nicole has helped me immensely. She has helped me to view my issues and traumas in ways I never have and aided me in seeing which way was up. I have begun growing and moving forward instead of being stuck in the past and it’s given me a newer outlook on my life. I am beyond thankful for her and how she has helped me and I look forward to learning more about myself with her wonderful counsel.

Written by A.L. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have never been to a counselor for individual counseling before and I was a little hesitant to start now. Nicole immediately put me at ease and I felt safe enough to share how I was truly feeling during this pandemic. You never realize how stress, fear and anxiety can impact everyday living when you have not really felt it before. Nicole 'hears' not only what you are saying, she actually 'listens' to what is not said. She suggested that I do different activities for self care and a gratitude journal which totally turned around the way I was thinking. Just that little 'switch' helped more then I realized it could.

Written by S.H. on May 03, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I really like Nicole (Nikki). She really listens and provides positive feedback. She communicates back and is honest with me about my issues and concerns. I think she genuinely cares and wants to help. I would definitely recommend her!

Written by F.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Nicole for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My experience with Nicole has been great so far. She's supportive, friendly, and is very quick to understand where I'm coming from and what I need to work on. She provides recommendations right away and her advice is practical. She creates a welcoming and judgement-free space which has really helped me open up quickly to her.

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