Thank you for checking out my profile. My name is Scott Shepherd, MS, LPCS, MAC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alaska, and I also have a LPC-Supervisor certification as well as a Master Addiction Counselor Certification. I have worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 29 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: 29
LPC #LPC114237 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
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 Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #114237 (Expires: 2023-10-31)
Scott Shepard and I have been having sessions for the last several weeks and he has aided me in my treatment greatly. He has the expertise needed to guide you in the right direction, as he has done for me thus far. I highly recommend Scott.
Scott listens closely and recommends concrete and straightforward strategies which I have found helpful.
Scott is awesome. He makes time for me and is attentive. I feel like he can relate to me, and I can relate to him.
Hi, I find Scott very understanding and respectful. I believe he is using effect methods to help me as I have had some huge breakthroughs speaking with him and let go of a lot in only two sessions.
It is still early on in therapy with Scott and so far I do feel like I have a better picture of some things when it comes to my negative thoughts. We are still working on a plan and I have been able to start my healing journey and look forward to it although this is a vulnerable process, I do feel like Scott listens really well and frames things in a kind way.
Scott has been very helpful to my needs. He understands and listens to my situation and is very professional.
Scott is very professional, he makes me feel heard . And has great recommendations for. Me to improve upon
Scott has proved himself to be a thorough and curious mental health professional; he's managed to learn quite a bit about being nonbinary/genderqueer in our short time working together, and has helped me feel validated and seen in what has been some of the most tumultuous emotional circumstances of my life.
Thus far I've only had 1 session with Scott, but I immediately found him easy to talk to & well informed about the issues I wanted to address.
Scott is incredibly adept in supporting you towards coming to your own conclusions. He listens intently and offers support, guidance and reassurance when necessary. I believe that Scott wants what is best for me, and I trust him to help me to manifest that.