Jody Shephard (LMFT)

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Focus Area: Marriage And Family Therapist

Licensed in: California

We will work together as a team so that we can successfully understand you, your strengths, and areas of concern. In often just a few sessions, we will focus on recognizing and getting greater benefit from what is working; and use a variety of therapeutic models to develop realistic strategies leading to success in making positive change so that you can be your best self.

About Me

Jody has almost 40 years of experience as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. As the Director of Client Services at the San Diego Center for the Blind for 29 years, she worked extensively with individuals and their families adjusting to blindness who often experience significant depression, anxiety, grieving, loss of self-confidence, and self-esteem. She has found that the strategies used in coping with severe life changes are universally effective. She finds Existential methods useful in increasing self-awareness leading to greater self-confidence; and Cognitive Behavioral methods successful in creating positive change. She also believes it is important to recognize the effects of family dynamics. Jody has taught Counseling skills at the university level for master’s degree candidates. She is familiar with and tends to integrate other therapeutic models and interventions as is appropriate for the individual or family she is working with.


San Diego State University '86 MSC


Gardening, Reading, Playing with my dog, Dancing, Dinner Parties

Therapeutic Expertise

Marriage And Family Therapist


ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, AIDS/HIV, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Bipolar, Cyclothymic Disorder, Depression, Developmental Disorder, Domestic Violence, Dysthymic Disorder, Grief, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Stress Management, Survivors Of Suicide, Trauma


Black, Indigenous, And People Of Color (BIPOC), Couples, Couples + Poly, Family Therapy, Latino Community, Military And Veterans Issues, Parenting Issues



Insurances accepted by Jody Shephard

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Of California Managed Health Network (MHN) Sana Benefits

We’re in-network with most major providers. Covered members pay an average co-pay of $30.


Affordable and accessible

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