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About Janet Shepherd

Licensed Professional Counselor

Adolescent & Adult Therapist

Hi! I’m Janet, an outpatient therapist at Angelus. Thank you for considering me for your counseling needs, I am excited to help you along this journey.

Working in the mental health field has been a lifelong dream for me. I find fulfillment in being able to help others, build the environment in which I work, and following the path God has chosen for me. I’ve always had a passion to help others. Through my education, trainings, and many years working in the mental health field; I’ve found that counseling is not giving advice, it is assisting an individual to be able to find what works for him or her. I enjoy helping others identify what that means, build their confidence, challenge what isn’t working, and finding healthier ways to meet their needs.

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Why Work With Me?

I specialize in helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and/or low self-esteem. Individuals who are struggling and looking for hope & motivation.

Motivation doesn’t happen by itself; the motivation is in doing and that becomes one of the biggest barriers to healing. I take time to educate my clients on the depression cycle and how their thoughts correlate with feelings and dictate behavior. I then help them develop a plan to monitor their thoughts & moods and work to identify what used to interest them. This is to start the process of implementing small changes to fuel that motivation tank.

This often involves pushing past the heavy blanket of depression and searching out strengths, past accomplishments, what brings moments of joy and finding hidden wells of hope to create the needed initial spark. 

Availability & Scheduling:

You have the flexibility of choosing in person appointments or using our secure online video based platform

  • Fridays 2:00 – 7:00 PM & Saturdays 1:00-6:00 PM @ 143 E Wallace Ave, New Castle, PA  16101

Coverage: I am currently in the process of credentialing with all the major commercial payers. While we wait for that process to go through we can explore with you if your carrier has out of network benefits, utilize EAP benefits or start counseling using our private pay process.  

*Unfortunately, I am Not able to accept any Medicare or Medical Assistance based plans such as Value/ Beacon Health/ UPMC 4 you or Aetna Better Health.

Have a different insurance? Call us at 724-654-9555 to ask about using your out of network benefits

A little more about me:

I enjoy working and being outside when the weather is warm; working in the garden, weeding, cutting grass; etc. I also enjoy walking, going to the gym and am active in my faith. Although I have a strong faith background, I believe in leaving that out of the counseling process unless it is initiated on the side of my client. I am here for your support and growth, and you get to decide what that will include.

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