Licensed Professional Counselor
Morgan Mental Health Care
1901 North Lakes Place
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Hours & Fees
- Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Idaho State University
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Boise State University
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- National Provider Identifier
Morgan Primary Health Care Professional
Courtney Anne Shepherd, LPC., NCC.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courtney was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, and received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Boise State University in May 2018. Courtney pursued her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University and graduated in May 2021. Her own personal life experiences have contributed greatly to joining the counseling profession.
Whether an individual is experiencing anxiety, depression, life changes, difficulty with relationships or self-esteem, or other areas of difficulty, her aim is to provide an empathetic and non-judgmental stance.
Courtney’s clinical interests include anxiety, depression, relationships and self-esteem, trauma, and life changes.
Her therapeutic approach is humanistic and she believes the most important component of counseling is the trusting and therapeutic relationship.
“Through trust, we can explore aspects of your life that are causing you stress and help you reach your fullest potential.”
~ Courtney Anne Shepherd, LPC., NCC.
Modes and types of mental health care are as varied as the individuals who seek therapeutic support. While there are some therapeutic models that are more popular than others, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental health care. Nuances in the types and modes of therapy will support different people in different ways.
Depending on the situation in which an individual or group of individuals are seeking therapeutic support, there are several different modes of therapy that Courtney utilizes.
- Family Therapy
- Marriage & Couples
- Relationship Counseling
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Modes
Psychotherapy, also referred to as talk therapy, psycho-social therapy, counseling, or, simply, therapy, is the primary method for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider. The goal is the help an individual better understand their mental health and teach strategies and tools that manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
While there are many approaches to psychotherapy, there is no single approach that works for everyone. A therapist may use a blended approach, sampling techniques from several different types of psychotherapy. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives depends on his or her own unique needs.
Below are some of the types of psychotherapy Courtney utilizes.
- Art Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Dialectical (DBT)
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health Therapy Aproaches
Areas of Focus
Courtney offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders, couples and military personnel for various problems, topics and concerns. Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho near Boise in Meridian, Idaho.
Below is a short list of some of Courtney’s areas of focus.
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Disturbance
- Marital and Premarital
- Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Women’s Issues
Courtney offers psychotherapy, counseling and therapy focusing on teens, adults, elders and couples for various problems, topics and concerns. Our facility is nestled in the beautiful Treasure Valley located in Southwestern Idaho near Boise in Meridian, Idaho. Below is a list of the groups Courtney leads.
- Young Adults 18-25 years of age
Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations
Mental health determination tools are used throughout the therapeutic process to determine whether someone could benefit from seeking professional mental health treatment, describe and diagnose problems, increase knowledge, insight and understanding. These tools aid both the patient and professional in creating or modifying treatment plans and measuring progress during the treatment.
Mental Health Screenings are informal symptom checks.
Typically checklists or short questionnaires that ask people to consider if they experience a given symptom and answer yes or no.
» Courtney provides Mental Health Screenings
Behavioral Health Assessments can be informal or formal
They give a professional insight into a person’s emotional state. It also looks at how they think, reason and remember.
» Courtney provides Behavioral Health Assessments
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Behavioral Health Assessments
Mental Health Evaluations are formal
The intent is to provide increased awareness of why an individual may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones.
» Courtney provides Mental Health Evaluations
» Our Mental Health Evaluators Team provides Mental Health Evaluations
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Identifying, Diagnosing Mental Health Concerns, Disorders & Illness and Mental Health Screenings, Assessments & Evaluations.
Mental Health & Crisis Disorder Specialties
Mental health crises range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to traumatic mental health crisis or serious long-term conditions. A mental health crisis is a difficult life situation where a person’s coping strategies do not work.
People in crisis feel helpless and distressed, they feel like they are loosing control over their life. Courtney is trained to help people experiencing a crisis and can teach skills and strategies to more effectively manage crisis situations. Courtney’s mental health crisis & disorder specialties include:
- Trauma and PTSD
- Dissociative Disorders
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Mental Health & Crisis Disorders
Each stage of life creates different challenges to good mental health. Eating right, staying physically active, getting enough sleep, and having health relationship will help support good mental health & wellness throughout life.
An accurate diagnosis and an age-appropriate treatment program is crucial when one is suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or other mental health disorder.
Courtney offers age-appropriate therapy and counseling for:
- Children (6 to 10)
» MorganMentalHealth.com provides more information about Age-appropriate Mental Health Care