Leslie Shepherd

Position: LCSW 39732
Phone: 281-993-3733

My education started at Centenary College, a liberal arts school that focuses mainly on undergraduate students. With a bachelor’s in psychology I went on to attend the University of Texas at Arlington ,graduating with a Master of Science in Social Work in 2004. I started my career in a rural town in Arkansas working for Community Mental Health. For the next 8 years I worked with marginalized populations, most of whom had experienced trauma and abuse. I worked primarily in the outpatient clinics, but for two years I split my time with the residential program for adults. This population was mostly under a court order to live at the long term care facility. All of them were chronically, seriously mentally ill. I have worked with all ages. I have experience with individual, family, couples, and group counseling. I have a lot of experience with people in crisis. In 2013 I made a complete 180 career change, moved to the DFW area, and started working in a group private practice. Right now I do exclusively individual therapy. I prefer 13 and older. I really enjoy working with women’s issues. Recent focuses have been work stress, self-esteem, boundaries, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, pain management, depression, and anxiety. I would say I am an eclectic therapist who uses CBT, Mindfulness, and a Strengths-Based approach. The most important part of therapy is always the rapport and trust in the therapeutic relationship.

Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Centenary College of Louisiana

Therapy Types:

  • Coaching
  • Eclectic Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Insurance Accepted:

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • BCBS Health Select by Magellan