Mr. Shepard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana State University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. He has over ten years of experience, and has served in a wide variety of positions throughout his career including mental health inpatient hospitals, case management with community mental health centers, homebased skills training and therapy, and private practice working with high risk youth and families. These experiences have provided him with a diverse set of skills that allow him to see and assist his clients from multiple dimensions, and to understand systemic problems many of his clients have faced.
Mr. Shepard in trained in EMDR through the EMDR Institute, person centered therapy, solution focused treatments, and cognitive behavioral approaches. Mr. Shepard specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting for high needs children, and conflict resolution/prosocial skill development. He also sees couples, using a Gottman-informed approach. Because of the variety of settings in which he has served, Mr. Shepard is comfortable working with clients of all ages and particularly enjoys working with families.
When he is not working, Mr. Shepard enjoys rock climbing, hiking, electronics, martial arts, and Qi Gong.