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Alicia Shepherd, M.S.

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

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)

  • Women’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/they) 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+ folks. 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 how I integrate the body into treatment. I look at how trauma shows up relationally and how it manifests in the body. 

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 ride my Vespa, practice yoga, read Tarot, drink too much coffee, listen to David Bowie, or go to live shows. 

- Alicia

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