Kirk Shepard

Kirk Shepard (He/They)

Licensed Professional Counselor


I am a group facilitator, clinical supervisor, counselor, and trainer.

Client Status

accepting clients



631 NE 102nd Ave

631 NE 102nd Ave #104

Portland, OR 97220

At a Glance


Rate: $100-$175

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2013

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I primarily work with adults who are aware of our current political and ecological predicament and are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, grief and loss, or striving for emotional freedom and self-in-relationship to others. Power imbalances and systems of oppression are central to my therapeutic understandings and interventions.

My Approach to Helping

Much of my work is anchored by Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) and supported by Interpersonal Neurobiology(IPNB). I draw from Attachment theory, Narrative approaches, and hold a solid Social Justice orientation in my work. Therapy is a collaborative process that provides a safer space to discover yourself. Together, we will examine conflicts and symptoms that arise from past relationships in order to gain understanding on how these experiences impact the present. I tend to believe my clients have a deep wisdom within themselves. I encourage my clients to embrace their full range of emotion while relying on the client-therapist dynamics. Therapy can often feel uncomfortable- however when we move through this together we can cultivate a more wholehearted life filled with engagement and purpose.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have a strong and proactive background in social justice. This has provided me many opportunities to work with diverse populations. I received my Masters degree in Community Counseling with a speciality certification in Ecopsychology from Lewis & Clark College, I have lived in Portland for 16 years. My practice primarily addresses identity development and relational suffering with individuals and groups of all kinds.

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