Caroline Shepherd

Therapist

 

Hi, I'm Caroline!

I am a licensed master social worker (LMSW) practicing as a psychotherapist in Austin, TX under the supervision of Grace Dowd, LCSW-S.


I have experience working at the intensive outpatient level of care as a group therapist and am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Much of my practice has included working with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidality, self harming behaviors, eating disorders, and life transitions.


Clients have described my style as warm, empathetic, direct, and non-judgemental. I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative and unique to each individual. My goal is to help you develop coping skills to handle challenges more effectively, while connecting to your own strengths.

 

How I Help

I draw from various therapeutic approaches such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, and Strengths Based. My goal as a therapist is for my clients to feel safe, supported, and heard in session, while also being encouraged to challenge ineffective behaviors and thought patterns. I believe in the importance of meeting a client where they are to help support their healing.

 

Client Focus

Teens & College Students
Adults
Individual Therapy

Theoretical Background

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Trauma Informed
Psychodynamic
Strengths Based
Motivational Interviewing
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based

Areas of Expertise

Depression
Stress and Anxiety Management
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Suicidality & Self Harm
Relationship and Interpersonal Conflict
Coping Skills
Mood Regulation
Self Compassion

Education

BSW, The University of Texas at Austin
MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin

Rates

$130/ 50 minute session


Out-of-Network for Insurance

Superbills Provided Upon Request

 

More About Me

In my free time I enjoy being with my family and friends, hiking, paddle boarding, and spending time with
my German Shepherd, Addie. I love exploring Austin and finding new trails, parks, and coffee shops.