Monique Sheppard

(MSEd, CRC, LPC)

About Me

Hello and welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Pennsylvania. In addition, I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. I have 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, addiction issues, and other mental health issues. I also helped people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I was born and raised in a Christian family. As an adult, I continue to live a Christian life. I believe in the power of prayer. I also believe in the power of counseling. I’m aware of the challenges of seeking counseling for some Christians. I’m here to tell you, you can do both (pray and receive counseling) and benefit from both. In the past I have participated as a leader with Celebrate Recovery, a Faith Based 12-step program. I currently facilitate a women’s group based out of my family’s church where my father in law is the pastor.

I consider myself an eclectic counselor. I believe that no one individual is the same as another, therefore treatment should be personalized. Based on where the individual is at and their goals for life and goals for counseling will determine what technique I will use. Techniques may change from session to session. Some techniques I use include, but not limited to, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy. In addition, prayer and Bible passages are included as needed.

People seek counseling for a variety of reasons and seek counseling at different stages in their lives. My counseling approach begins with meeting the individual where he/she is currently. Each person and their situation are unique which is why I am a strong believer that person centered is the best approach as counseling is not one size fits all.

I value developing a therapeutic relationship with each individual that I counsel. My goal is to allow the individual to feel comfortable in each session as a result of me offering respect and empathy, being able to accept, and being genuine and authentic. In return I ask that each person is committed to the process and honest throughout.

Taking the steps to seek counseling is the first step to seeking change. If you’re ready to take that step, I am here to guide and support you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC011948 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by H.I. on Sep 23, 2020 after counseling with Monique for 2 weeks

I’ve enjoyed working with Monique. She is a great listener and allows me to process while I talk. As a verbal processor, this is very important. She is also very kind and makes me feel safe.