Kimberly Shepherd

MA, LPC
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Accepted Insurance
  • TRICARE
  • GPA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • S&W Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Out of Network

Kimberly Shepherd focuses on issues related to stress, irritability, anxiety and trauma.

For the last 3 years has worked in a specialized counseling program for active duty military dealing with reintegration, anxiety, stress, irritability, loss, combat trauma, PTSD, and military sexual trauma. She helped develop this unique partial hospitalization program, which acted as the place of duty for military members referred to it for a six to eight week time frame. She performed both group and individual counseling and developed and incorporated some of the curriculum for the group therapy using a variety of evidence-based trauma therapy techniques including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and relaxation techniques.

She previously worked in a community clinic where she counseled individuals and couples from a diverse population including adolescents and families. She addressed a variety of psychological issues including sexual, emotional and physical abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, work related stress, career and life transitions, self-harming, marital difficulties, communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, and relational styles.

Kimberly’s parents worked closely with military personnel and she grew up identifying with the military culture. Having close friends and family who served in the military, she has observed the challenges that service members face in relationships, both personal and professional. Kimberly lived in a foreign country for 7 years as a child and 2 years as an adult. She has gained understanding of a diverse set of cultures and maintains a strong global awareness. She desires to help service members fully return home from war, to help sexual abuse victims experience healing, and to see individuals dealing with loss and trauma find peace.

Kimberly tries to make time to travel to new destinations. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, or doing various other activities while spending time with family and friends.

Licensure
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
Top Specialties
  • Trauma and Disaster
  • Military
  • Adjustment and Reintegration
Education
  • Master of Arts, Counseling
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Recent Training
9/2016—EMDR Therapy Training (Level I and II)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
5/2016 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An Integrative Approach to Managing Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation
Type of cognitive-behavioral treatment developed to teach skills to increase distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT also addresses quality of life issues by teaching mindfulness skills to be more present and intentional in everyday living. Individuals are taught new skillful behavior to replace ineffective behaviors to assist them in achieving their goals.
3/2015 Nurturing Parenting Program
A psycho-educational therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy approach to develop a nurturing style of parenting which results in healthier life skills for the whole family unit.
11/2013 Battle on the Homefront: Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Violence Risk
Dual diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptomatology.