Michael Sheppard, LCMHC

Preferred Name: Mike

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Even when we avoid change, reality demands we adapt to new circumstances within us and around us. Psychotherapy can help you intentionally evolve, find the joy in growth, and avoid unnecessary suffering as you navigate life. In our work together we will: look at how you have already adapted to survive, explore how the past has shaped your perspective, examine internal and external barriers to the changes you seek, develop acceptance and coping strategies for your reality, observe dynamics in your relationships, and set a path towards your goals and priorities. Effective psychotherapy is rooted in the therapeutic relationship. I will be supportive and accepting while making space for humor and new ideas. My work is ethical, intentional, and evidence-based, including: EMDR, CBT, DBT and ACT. I practice in Vermont (in-person and teletherapy) and Florida (teletherapy only).

Education & Experience

M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Vermont; B.A. in History from University of Vermont

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Nationally Certified Counselor - National Board of Certified Counselors; Florida Health - Registered Telehealth Provider

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

MVP, Beacon Health Options/Value Options