Sharon Sheppard MA, LMFT, CCTP

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Sharon Sheppard MA, LMFT, CCTP
M.A, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
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Sharon Sheppard MA, LMFT, CCTP
M.A, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Hi, I’m Sharon, I’m a licensed Marriage and Family & trauma therapist. Every day I have the privilege of working with the bravest folks on the planet & none of you know it when you first pick up the phone or walk in the door. Most often you arrive feeling defeated, overwhelmed with anxiety & ashamed that you aren’t able to “move past” or “get over” your sexual, physical or emotional trauma. It’s also common for you to come & see me not because you are aware of trauma but because you have a nagging, chronic sense that something is just not right, an unhappiness; feeling unloved or unlovable, disconnected from friends and family, having lost a sense of purpose or direction. Without knowing that these symptoms may be telling us that a past trauma–long ago dismissed, minimized or buried deep inside is demanding to be addressed.
I specialize in clients with a history of childhood sexual abuse. CSA is often buried deep in our mind, & for a good reason, children do not have the ability to make sense of inappropriate sexual behaviors & our brain takes us “offline” to protect us. It doesn’t mean the impact of abuse is not there, it just means we may not be aware of its impact. At some point we may be triggered-an event happens, our own child turns the age we were when our abuse began, a scent, a place, anything that our brain or body associates with the trauma can trigger memories of the abuse & a cavalcade of symptoms.
You are the one of the bravest people I know because taking the steps to address trauma is hard work. It takes commitment & courage to free yourself from the effects of it. But, it can be done. I couldn’t do what I do if I didn’t see people’s lives changed & people whole & hopeful. If you are a trauma survivor who needs some help processing or if you’re experiencing some of the symptoms I mentioned earlier & suspect that trauma may be a factor, I’d love to meet with you. My commitment is to walk with you, give you the tools to go forward in life free of the burden of trauma.

Sharon Sheppard MA, LMFT, CCTP
Finances
Per Session Fee Range for Self Pay Clients
$100 - $150
Additional Fee Information

I offer a superbill for out of network benefits

Availability
Serving Clients In:
North Carolina
Interaction Methods
Phone Video Text
Typical Session Times
Weekday Evenings
Focus
Counsels
Individuals, Couples
Specialization
Child or Adolescent, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD
Client Age Groups
Children, Adolescents, Adults
LGBTQ Ally
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    Sharon Sheppard MA, LMFT, CCTP