Thank you for checking out my profile. My name is Scott Shepherd, MS, LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska as well as the state of Arizona. I have worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 30 years, and my expertise is related to working with individuals that experience hardships such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, as well as issues with stress and anger management, change, and other issues that influence you to make rash, brash, or possibly impulsive or compulsive decisions without thinking the process through. I specialize in working with all ages with substance use/abuse as well as co-occurring disorders.
My therapeutic technique centers around the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, focusing on assisting you gain awareness into the situation that you are struggling with, helping you view it from many other perspectives, and assisting you in processing which intervention that you choose is the best for you. I an there to assist and support you throughout this journey and to be your biggest supporter. I also incorporate Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as well as Motivational Interviewing to assist you in your journey to self-empowerment. This process can be scary which is why you need to know I will be there with you every step of the way.
My goal is to assist people in working towards fulfilling their goals of living to their fullest potential, healing form the various wounds they have collected from childhood trauma to grief and loss, and regaining a new perspective on life.
Also experienced in:
Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT
Years of Experience: 30
LPC #LPC114237 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 8734
AZ LPC LPC-20669
Great guy, super fun to talk to, super chill, he's very professional and respectful and I loved working with him!
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I see Scott for work performance optimization. I'm in "big time" professional/corporate sales (haha) and I am also a recovering alcoholic. We have a lot of alignment and his insights provide me with real actionable direction for me to act on. He's helped me completely solve work fatigue issues and has helped me unlock a new (almost scary) level of energy. It's super easy to hit "flow now"
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Great at putting things in a better perspective, never gets flustered, very helpful.
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Scott has been awesome! He is very non-judgmental, understanding, and encouraging. I'm beginning to gain more confidence. He challenges me, and encourages me to step outside of my comfort zone. I highly recommend him!
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Scott was professional and personable at the same time. He was able to relate so many practical examples that really helped me grasp some fairly complex concepts with great ease.
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
Scott has been such a huge help for my therapy journey. He listens, he also has great insight.
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Scott for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd