Sacramento Satellite office

(916) 520-4630

Our bodies and minds are inherently oriented toward healing, yet it requires great courageRebecca Shepard and self-compassion to take the initial step of looking for a right-fit therapist. I honor all that has brought you here and hope to assist in your process by sharing with you a bit about me and how I work.

I come to the world of psychotherapy following a decade-long career as a professional birth doula (similar to midwife).  Holding others through intense life experiences has always seemed to draw me, and providing therapy has been an organic and richly rewarding progression of my work in the world.

In coming together, my first concern is always your sense of trust, and I effort to support our relationship from the start by inviting your expression of personal agency to our work.  Our time together is always yours, and our most trusted ally in the process will be that which allows for the collaborative experience of curiosity and openness as we become aware of what wants to be shifted. I trust your psyche’s inner healing intelligence to guide and inform our journey, and our work together will gently explore ways of accessing the parts of you that wish to effect meaningful change.  This process can ask of us vulnerability, willingness, and courage.  My commitment to authentic communication and a steady openness to your feedback serve to sustain and fortify the foundation of our work together.

So, what does this look like in a session?  Some of what we may explore includes mindfulness (present moment awareness), accessing unconscious emotion, somatic experience (physical/bodily experience), deep imagination or spontaneous imagery, “parts” of the self, connection to nature or source, and story/personal myth.  We may use these tools to work through in-the-moment distress or to identify threads of inner wisdom, creativity, and healing.
If you are curious about our fit based on the many theoretical orientations offered in the world of psychotherapy, you may find the following descriptions helpful. My work is deeply influenced by experiential modalities such as Hakomi, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). AEDP is an integrative, attachment-focused modality utilizing experiential somatic tools and the experience of affective (emotional) healing.

I aim to support you at your own pace, and to do so with warmth, dignity, and respect.  I welcome your inquiry and invite you to contact me to make an appointment today.  I look forward to connecting with you!

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Rebecca offers psychotherapy as an MFT associate with Holos at our satellite office:
Delta Mind Body Center
2014 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818