Felicia Matto-Shepard


Felicia Matto-Shepard


Professions: Creative Arts Therapist, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - MFT31225
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fee is $170 per session. I reserve a portion of hours for reduced fee. I often have a waiting list for these reduced fee slots. Contact me for information.


1 Bodega Ave #3
Petaluma, California 94952

My Approach to Helping

Loss of purpose, low self-esteem, agitation, stress & overwhelm - these are all symptoms of having lost connection to important aspects of oneself. I am passionate about working with people to uncover the vitality and hidden wisdom that lives within each of us. I strive to be engaged, emotionally accessible and authentic - while maintaining a sense of humor. As a Jungian Analyst and psychotherapist, I will help shine light on unconscious barriers that might be hindering you, your development and the sense of satisfaction in your life. I actively participate in a process of helping you address the behaviors and beliefs that get in the way of become your full self. Together, we can foster the changes you want. In addition to talk therapy, I offer creative process work for those interested - such as Authentic Movement and Process Art.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Certified Jungian Analyst trained at the San Francisco Jung Institute
I offer workshops exploring the unconscious through a creative process called Alchemical Art.

I have a weekly Depth Oriented Consultation group for professionals, Tuesdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm

I facilitate couple's retreats and women's workshops that are designed to build intimacy and a more satisfying sex life.

Feel free to call me for an initial phone conversation to discuss your needs and concerns.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I was licensed as a Psychotherapist when I was 28 years old. And while I was competent to do the job, I also knew my age and limited life experience was a reality. Now, over 2 decades later, I have a deep sense of gratitude for the range of experiences I have encountered in my life and the learning that these years have brought me. I have faced personal demons and I have seen unsavory aspects of my own character and learned from them. By going toward difficulty rather than trying to avoid it, I have moved closer to a center of my being that is inherently wise. The greatest value of this self examination is the discovery of inner freedom that comes of it. It is because of this that I so deeply believe in the importance of inner work.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Dreamwork
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
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