My Approach to Helping
Reva Sheppard is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Chaplain. She graduated from Texas Wesleyan University's Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program. Reva has special training for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) using Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Reva also trained in London, England with the experts in "Solution Focus Therapy".
Reva keeps abreast of the latest research on the brain and weaves this evidence-based research into her therapy practice. For example, what does research tell us about how to communicate more effectively, what really works to lower depression, and how do we become more "emotional intelligent" in order to become more successful in our personal relationships and in the workplace. Research is revealing new things about managing anger, anxiety, and what can we do to be happy everyday.
Reva has a passion for working with people in all stages, and walks of life. She loves teaching people how to acquire and skillfully use the tools necessary in order to have better relationships with family, friends, and coworkers. This starts with learning how to value oneself. It is Reva's belief that to the degree that we value, and accept ourselves is to the degree that we will value and accept others. This is foundational to all our relationships.
Reva has a profound respect for people; and just as each person has a unique fingerprint she believes that each person has unique strengths and capabilities. She is interested in encouraging people to discover and nurture these strengths and capabilities in order to realize their full potential to grow and thrive.
More Info About My Practice
Fee $125.00 / $150.00 per session.
Blue Cross Blue Shield,
and I will accept other insurance company's in the near future, so call my office to see if I take your insurance.
You can make an appointment going through my website or calling my office.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Working with people who are experiencing depression, relationship issues, divorce issues, trauma, or chronic health issues, are areas that I have a great deal of experience in, since I sought out special training in these areas.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
We sometimes lose sight of our own talents, gifts, and strengths. Counseling can help us become more aware of the resources we already have, and how we have been using these resources in other other areas of our lives effectively to deal with life everyday. Applying the resources that we already have to solve problems, many times takes the perspective of another person. It is a joy and a privilege for me, to listen to people's story in order to guide them in finding a unique solution to their problem. Guiding people to clarify the next action that they would like to take, toward solving their problem, is generally a great deal of help for most people.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
What I love about being a therapist are the people who come in seeking another perspective on their life. It is my belief that every person is unique. I love listening to each person's life story. Assisting people in finding a solution to their problem, by using their own unique strengths, and resources is my passion.
"Emotional Intelligence which can be described as the ability to manage the emotions of one's self, and of others. This is an area that we all can continue to learn in, which can improve our relationships with family, friends and even in the workplace. I stay up to date on the latest research about the brain that is available. This research is constantly being updated. I am passionate about helping people become more "Emotional Intelligent" which can improve all their relationships.