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Evolve-Integrative Counseling, PLLC.

Shatara Sheppard, LCMHCA, LCASA

  • Do you struggle with hurtful memories from your past and it seems challenging to overcome?

  • Do worry, obsessive and racing thoughts cause you to feel anxious?

  • Do you often blame, shame, and guilt yourself for people or situations that are outside of your control or you are not responsible for? 

  • Are you ready to release and resolve things that are no longer serving the life you deserve? 

 If you answered yes, to any of the questions above, then please allow me the opportunity to welcome you to your journey of healing. I will work with you using a gentle, compassionate approach.  We will discuss your unique goals, desires, and need to create a personal therapeutic plan. 

I work using both traditional and alternative therapeutic approaches because the body truly holds our stories. You will be provided with brief psycho-education and given coping techniques that you can use outside of the therapy room. I truly believe each person has the innateness to overcome any challenges if allowed to process, the sacred space to space to feel heard, understood, and validated. 

In my work, I use an integrative holistic approach that considers all parts of self: mind, body, and soul. We will work to enhance on strengths and integrate areas of growth using cognitive reframing and restructure.

In your time with me, you will learn ways to listen and trust your body. Memories store themself in the body and often show up as: chronic pain, headaches, anxiety, and panic attacks.  If any of this sounds familiar then your discomfort may be unresolved hurt, pain, and traumatic memories that are trapped inside the body. 

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About Shatara

Shatara Sheppard is an honor graduate from Lenoir Rhyne University in Asheville, North Carolina.  Shatara is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (A), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (A), and the CEO of Evolve-Integrative Counselor, PLLC. in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

​Shatara is from the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina; and has always held a love for nature, traveling, and any opportunity for quiet time to read, watch a good movie or "Il dolce far niente" - an Italian saying that translates, "the sweetness of doing nothing".

Shatara holds multiple roles as a: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, peer, and advocate for Intimate Partner Violence and Social Justice. All of the roles are rewarding Shatara, equally understands the overwhelm, that often accompanies many of these roles, which means striving for maintaining balance through self-care and boundaries. 

Shatara has a deep passion for empowering others to learn healthy and effective ways of processing and healing from past hurt and traumas. It is a complete pleasure and honor to witness someone to take back their power and allow the beautiful process of enlightened healing to occur and unfold in a therapeutic environment. 

" I truly believe that when we can feel heard, understood, and commit to our inner work, then we have created a sacred space to heal and evolve into the life we desire."


Skills & Expertise 

  • Internal Family Systems 

  • Person-Centered Therapy 

  • Trauma-Focused CBT 

  • Mindfulness & Meditation 

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

  • EFT - tapping

  • Somatic  Experiencing 

  •  Hypnotherapy 

  • Natural Flow EMDR

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Bilateral Stimulation 

  • Brainspotting

  • Multicultural Approaches



5200 Park Rd, Ste. 213 E. 

Charlotte, NC 28209, USA


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