Laura Shepard

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina with 7 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist I've worked with a diverse demographic of clients, to include working with teenagers, families and young adults. I've also worked with clients with a myriad of diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADD, ODD, relationships and adjustment issues. I possess years of experience with military service members and their families, here in the U.S. and abroad.

I'm welcoming, compassionate, and non-judgmental. The teenage years can be difficult to navigate, and I can assist you with equipping your teenager with the knowledge, skills and tools to have successful teen years. I look at the whole picture to include a client's environment and support systems to better asses the clients's treatment goals. I utilize various Evidence Based Practices and interventions, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression and anxiety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy to address coping skills and develop problem solving strategies. Your treatment plan will be specifically designed with you for successful goal achievement. Making a decision for therapy is one that requires strength and courage. You did it! Let me help you get to your desire place of peace and joy!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C008658 (Expires: 2023-11-22)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura has been very supportive of me in our sessions - a calm prescience and full of positive suggestions.

Written by J.O. on Jul 12, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Laura has been very engaged and in contact often just to check in. The care I have received so far has been far more attentive than I have ever received from face to face therapy. It has been refreshing and talking with Laura is easy. Highly recommend Laura and teen counseling.

Written by A.N. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Laura is very compassionate, wise and understanding her years of experience really shows through during the sessions. I always feel like I know what to work towards between each sessions with clear guidance. Love Lauras energy more than energy. Looking forward to our next sessions!

Written by A.N. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Checks in periodically that I feel like she’s someone I can rely on who truly cares.

Written by L.I. on Jun 16, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

Laura’s great that that’s just after our first week. I felt very connected with her and I find her super easy to talk to. She has a great manner about her, very natural. I’m looking forward to working with her.

Written by T.H. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks

I don't have enough experience to review her, but I enjoyed speaking with her and my teenager "loved" her -- so that's great (and very important)!! :)

Written by C.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura I appreciate you girl!!

Written by R.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Laura is a warm, kind and beautiful person. She met me at my energy level and listened to my concerns. Although short, I appreciate the time I’ve spent with her and would recommend her expertise to everyone and anyone!

Written by J.E. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is experienced along with laughter and real life makes it easier for us

Written by M.A. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve only met with Laura a couple times! She’s great

Written by N.A. on May 28, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She’s a very understanding sympathetic professional who’s feedback is based on her listening to you. She’s been a positive force during these times for me and I’m happy to have found her. Thank you.