Evolve-Integrative Counseling,PLLC.

Shatara Sheppard,   



5200 Park Rd. Ste. 213 E. 

Charlotte, NC 28209





  • Do you have feelings of loneliness or find it difficult to connect with others 

  • Do you find it hard to focus and experience racing and/or obsessive or racing thoughts? 


  • Are you constantly replaying a painful or distressing memories - flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, etc. 


  • Have you experienced a loss in your life through, death of loved one, relationship- break-up, separation, divorce, career/job or loss of hope ?  

  • Are you unable to enjoy life due to worry and anxiety ? 

 If you answered yes, to any of these questions then I would like to welcome you. I understand how difficult it is to experience these emotions, thoughts, and symptoms. Many of these can leave you feeling hopeless, helpless, confused, isolated and even debilitating at times. I believe you and your feelings are valid. I also, understand how it may difficult to express these feelings with others in fear they will not understand or that you may be judged. 


As your therapist it is my utmost priority to ensure that you feel safe- free of judgment, unconditional positive regard, supported, convey empathy and understanding and holding space to allow the feelings and emotions to be released. 


Sometimes, all people need is to feel heard, understood and validated. Those are the core pieces you will receive in your time working with me. You can also expect to learn healthy coping skills and some modalities to get to the root of your problems. Releasing and resolving the areas in your life that are no longer serving your greatest purpose. Allow me the opportunity to help you begin and continue your journey of healing and freedom. 









  • Life Transitions 

  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression 

  • Relationship Concerns  

  •  Codependency

  • Effective Communication 

  • Domestic Violence- Power and Control

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Loss & Grief 

  • Core Belief System

  • Meditation and Spirituality 

  • Mindfulness and Grounding

  • Multicultural Issues and Concerns

  • Trauma & PTSD 

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT-Tapping)

  • Somatic Symptoms Relief 

  • Hypnotherapy  






Public Speaker & Educator 

Power and control has been a part of society for way too long. Imagine the possibility of violence in relationships being a thing of the past. Well...  with psycho-education, preventative measures and sharing of stories allows the opportunity to de-stigmatize stigmas, myths, and provide awareness of the many forms abuse that happens within relationships: financial, psychological, emotional, verbal and physical. 


Breaking the silence against domestic violence one of my greatest passions. Helping others to understand "why they don't just leave?"- is first not that easy and could be lethal if a safety plan is not in place.   


As a clinical therapist, advocate, public speaker and A survivor, whom have shared my own personal story of survival, in front of large crowds, I understand the complexities and difficulties it may be to seek adequate help during times when you are unsure what help even looks like anymore. I understand how one's brain is in constant activation for survival and how this impacts memory, thinking and the possibility of even losing a sense of yourself happens. I get it... feeling unsure about telling family and loved ones in fear of their reaction. 

There is so much depth to this topic and it's continued unwelcomed presence within our society... I invite you contact me for you next group meeting, consultation, conference, retreat and/or trainng

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



 Rates are  affordable and negotiable



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




If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence 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 

  • Internal-Family Systems 

  • Developmental Theory

  • Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Mindfulness & Grounding

  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

  • Empowerment Model - Feminism 

  • DBT Skills - Emotion Regulation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Gestalt Techniques

  • Guided Meditation & Imagery 

  • Hypnotherapy

  • EFT 

  • Bilateral Stimulation 

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (tapping) 

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Internal Family Systems 

  •  Attachment Theory  

  • Brief-Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Relationship Dynamics 

  • Learn in supportive environment

  • Mindfulness & Grounding 

  • Empowerment Model 

  • Narrative Therapy 

  • Guided Meditation & Imagery

  • Bilateral Stimulation 

  • Emotion Regulation 

  • Brief Pyscho-education 

  • Cognitive Processing 

  • Expressive Arts 

  • Overcome Social Anxiety 

  • Rapport Building 

 Training and Education  

  • Power and Control Wheel

  • Healthy/ Unhealthy /Abusive Relationships 

  •  Warning Signs- Red Fags 

  • Facts vs. Myths 

  • Trauma and the Brain

  • Trauma Bonds and Codependency

  • ACES- Adverse Childhood Experiences 

  •  Safety Planning

  • Est. Boundaries

  • Assertiveness vs. Agression

  • Resiliency 

  • Lethality Assessment 

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