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Vernisha Shepard
Licensed Professional Counselor

Vernisha is not taking new clients at this time

Get to know Vernisha by watching the video below
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Hello There! 

Hello, I am Vernisha Shepard , I am one of the therapist with Cypress Counseling & Psychotherapy.

I have been licensed for over 26 years.  I began my professional career at Chestnut Lodge Psychiatric Hospital in Rockville, Maryland and continued it, when I moved to Houston, at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.  I was also in private practice for over 8 years. 


I have treated many diagnoses, including: 

  • Eating disorders

  •  Bipolar disorder,

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Therapy  


I have extensive work in

  • Adolescent issues

  • Women’s issues

  • Anger management


  • Teen

  • Adults

  • Couples

I became a therapist because I wanted to help people.  I wanted them to understand that because things were not good in the present, did not mean that they would always be that way.  I ‘m a problem solver. I am a helper. I believe that I was born to help people become their best selves.

As a therapist, I believe that the whole person is far greater than the parts.  I believe that anyone, at any time, can be affected by something that might throw them off of their game and make them feel incomplete or broken. 

My job is to help you get back to feeling completeI believe in treating every client with dignity and respect and as an individual.  I believe in active listening because I know that you, the client, have the answers.  I just have the questions to ask to get you to the answer.  I believe in working with you to get you back to wholeness. 

We are passionate about offering each an everyone of our clients a personal environment that provides you with a sense of safety and comfort, especially during these difficult times we are living in. At Cypress Counseling & psychotherapy you will feel right at home!

 I look forward to meeting you in the near future!

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My Training: 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, who works with adolescents and adults. I have a special interest in the treatment of  eating disorders, anxiety, grief, depression development, as well as Bipolar and Personality Disorders. I seek to create a supportive atmosphere to help foster the therapeutic relationship. I utilize an integrative approach in treatment and believe in collaborating with my clients to help them meet their goals and achieve wellness.

Co-Author of


“Weigh of Life” behavioral weight loss manualEating Disorders Program


Professional Counselor, State of Texas,


Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor

Texas, 2006-current

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist – 2012

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I received my Masters from Howard University, Washington, DC., in Counseling Psychology
I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Tuskegee Institute

My training has been in community mental health, the educational system, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. I gained experience working with clients that have symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, and adjustment disorders and eating disorders. 

Rates & Insurance Information for Vernisha Shepard:

$130.00 per session for Individual Therapy

$190.00 per session for Couples 

Vernisha takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance 

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