Alicia Shepherd, M.S.

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver

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Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: 

  • Abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, spiritual/religious)

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Gender identity/sexuality 

  • LGBTQ+ issues (identity, coming out, transitioning, religious-based shame)

  • Womxn’s issues

  • Grief/loss

  • Addiction

  • Disordered eating/body image

  • Shame/self image

  • Personality disorders

  • Spirituality

  • Identity/life transitions 

Therapeutic approaches: 

  • Relational Psychodynamic

  • Object Relations

  • Attachment Theory

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Mindfulness

Hi! I’m Alicia Shepherd, (she/her) a psychotherapist and bodyworker. 

I am a Queer femme who is committed to making therapy more accessible for marginalized communities, such as People of Color and LGBTQ+ folx. I provide individualized treatments and combine my experience and skill sets to provide something unique to my clients. My work focuses primarily on trauma and my massage therapy background coupled with interpersonal neurobiology-informed modalities such as mindfulness informs the way I integrate the body into treatment. I look at the way trauma shows up relationally and how it manifests in the body as well. 

I practice the art of psychotherapy through a combination of techniques and modalities, including relational psychodynamic, object relations, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. However, because I work from a relational perspective, I believe that the most important factor in treatment is the therapeutic relationship between you and me. 

 

Because I work primarily with trauma, my work very often incorporates interpersonal neurobiology-based interventions such as mindfulness. I work with the body to some degree with almost all of my clients, but especially for those with trauma or body-based shame such as in the case of disordered eating, sexual abuse, or sexuality/gender issues. I also use narrative-based interventions for trauma work. 

When I am not working with my clients, I can be found riding my Vespa, practicing yoga, reading Tarot, drinking too much coffee, listening to David Bowie, or going to live shows. 

If you are ready to work with me, please schedule a free 15-minute consultation 

by clicking here 

- Alicia

Contact Us (Florida Residents only)

 1928 Proctor Avenue,

Orlando, Florida 32817

(407) 965-0301

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Crisis Resources

Suicide Prevention Line

1-800-273 TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741-741

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

The Trevor Project for LGBT youth, friends, and family members

1-866-488-7386

Trans Lifeline

877-565-8860

Harbor House of Central Florida

407-886-2856

Zebra Coalition

407-228-1446