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Evolve-Integrative Counseling,PLLC.

Shatara Sheppard ,



5200 Park Rd. Ste. 213 E. 

Charlotte, NC 28209





  • Does your life feel as if it is falling apart?


  • Do you find yourself feeling worried or anxious ? 


  • Do you feel disconnected from your loved ones? 


  • Are you replaying traumatic or painful  events that happened in your life ? 


  • Have you experienced a loss : relationship, loved one, employment etc. ? 


If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have arrived at the right place. I help others learn ways of gaining a sense of control over their lives, find the peace within through radical acceptance. If you are experiencing feeling "stuck" , worried, anxious and depressed then your body is communicating to you that it is time to process unresolved issues. This could be the challenges in life that are natural, this could be childhood wounds, loss and grief of a relationship, loss of hope, employment, or the injustices that many face in our  society. 


It is my goal to help facilitate a supportive, sacred safe space for you to unpack and unravel the things in your life that are preventing you from living a happier and healthier life.  Oftentimes, challenges in life will leave us feeling isolated, "stuck", confused , overwhelmed, anxious, depressed and worried . These uncomfortable feelings and emotions are difficult to sit wit.  However, I believe you have the innate ability to overcome these feelings if provided with support, non-judgement and to feel heard, understood and validated. As your therapist, you can expect active listening, empathy and reflective feedback. Your authentic and highest  self awaits at your core. Are you ready to release and resolve the things that longer serve your greater purpose in life? 




  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

  • Aggression and Violence

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment Issues

  • Breakups

  • Codependency

  • Communication Problems

  • Depression

  • Forms of  Abuse

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Forgiveness

  • Loss and Grief 

  • Guilt

  • Inadequacy

  • Irritability


  • Life Purpose

  • Meditation and Spirituality 

  • Mindfulness and Grounding 

  • Multicultural Concerns

  • Relationship Issues

  • Stress

  • Teens

  • Trauma and PTSD 













"When we are able to reflect on our inner wounds and deepest parts of ourselves, then we have created a sacred space to evolve "





   I offer a gentle and comprehensive approach to therapy that is highly tailored to each individual. During the different developmental stages in life, we may encounter painful and hurtful experiences. Oftentimes what happens is our brain is designed to protect us, therefore it stores these painful memories in our body and remains part of our subconscious.


The therapeutic approach I am closely aligned with is aimed at acknowledging the whole person and the subparts that make us who we are and inform how we think, feel and behave. In our therapeutic relationship, of working together we will create a safe space honoring every aspect of your life.

We will work together in ways to bring about insight and awareness of things that are no longer

serving your greatest purpose.  You have the power to rewrite your story and it is an honor to help facilitate you on your



Here are some of the feedback others have reported in their time working with me:

  • Having a greater sense of peace

  • Feeling empowered and motivated 

  • Feeling like someone understands  and cares

  • Feeling like I matter 

  • Feeling like there is hope 

  • A greater sense of self-awareness and insight

  • Learning to trust  again 

 Public Speaker, Trainer, and  Educator








I specialize in working with survivors of trauma, I am an advocate, and survivor of domestic violence. It is my passion and journey to continue breaking the silence of Domestic Violence. There are so many complex layers of violence in relationships.


Domestic Violence does not discriminate race, gender, religion sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. 


Do you find yourself often compromising to appease your partner in hopes of preventing arguments? 


Do you often feel blamed, responsible or guilty when things go wrong in your relationship?


Does your partner often criticize,  or call you names?


Do you feel isolated from family and friends or no longer engaging in things you once enjoyed?


If you answered yes, to any of these questions then there is a high chance you are experiencing

a unhealthy or an abusive relationship.

  • 72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder-suicides are female. - NCDAV, 2018


The Domestic Violence Training is psychoeducational, designed to keep participants engaged for deepened

discussion. The training offers awareness, provide psycho-education to de-stigmatize myths that are often associated within abusive relationships and teaches ways to offer support within communities. 


The public speaking brings listeners into a story of survival. It allows listeners to experience the complexities that surround violence in relationships: fear, shame, victim blaming and why "just leaving" is not always the answer and

could be lethal if the victim has not safety planned. 


***Special Rates for Non-profits***




If you are someone you know are experiencing abuse please seek help


NCCADV: Homehttps://nccadv.org/ 


National Domestic Violence Hotline | Get Help Today | 1-800-799-7233

Individual Counseling

  • Person-Centered 

  • Trauma-Focused CBT 

  • Family Systems Theory

  • Developmental Theory

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Mindfulness & Grounding

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

  • Empowerment Model

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Gestalt Techniques

  • Guided Meditation  

  • Transpersonal Hypnotherapy

  • Somatic Experiencing 

  • Internal Family Systems 

  • Attachment Theory

  • Developmental Theory

  • Mindfulness & Grounding

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy 

  • Gottman Method 

  • Love Language 

  • Conflict Resolution 

  • Healthy Communication 

  • Cognitive Processing 

  • Build rapport with others 

  • Learn in supportive environment

  • Non-judgmental and Group Cohesiveness

  • Grounding Skills

  • Empathy Skills 

  • Empowerment Model 

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Guided Meditation & Imagery

  • Bilateral Stimulation 

  • Emotion Regulation 

  • Brief Pyscho-education 

  • Cognitive Processing 

  • Expressive Arts 

 Training and Education  

  • Understanding Power and Control Wheel 

  • Healthy vs. 

  • Unhealthy Relationships 

  •   Warning Signs of Abuse

  • Facts vs. Myths of Domestic Violence 

  • Effects of Trauma in the Brain

  • Trauma Bonds and Codependency

  • Impacts of DV on Children

  • Establishing Boundaries

  • Assertiveness vs. Agression

  • Resiliency 

  • Creating a Safety Plan

  • Ways Family and Friends Can Provide Support

  • - Access Your Highest State of Consciousness 

  • - Address Sub-personalities 

  • - Stress Management  

  • - Motivation 

  • - Fears and Phobias 

  • - Anxiety Reduction

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