A Little About Me... 

 About me... 

Hello, and thank you for taking some time to get to know a little about me. My name is Shatara Sheppard. I am from the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. I graduated Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society, with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Lenoir Rhyne University, in Asheville, North Carolina. I am a member of Counselors for Social Justice, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Buncombe County Fatality Review Team. 

Currently, I hold the title of a Nationally Certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (A), and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (A). I specialize in working with individuals to learn ways of coping and overcoming painful and traumatic events that have occurred during their lifetime. Trauma takes many forms and shows up in a variety of ways in one's life such as; feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, in the body through somatic symptoms and many other ways that are not mentioned here. 

As a therapist I use  a Trauma- Informed Integrative approach. Some of the modalities  that I am closely aligned, however is not inclusive are: 

  • Person Centered 

  • Brief Psychodynamic

  •  Internal Family Systems

  • Somatic Psychotherapy

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques- tapping

  • Guided Imagery and Meditation 

  • Hypnotherapy 

  • Trauma Informed CBT 

  • DBT- Distress Tolerance skills and Emotion Regulation

  • Brief Solution Focused  

  • Cognitive Processing 



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