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Staci Rubin-Shepherd

Let’s get to know each other!

I’m a full time therapist and cat mom. Above all else, I believe it's important that our therapeutic relationship feels like a good fit. That it feels safe, trusting, and reliable – a short list of characteristics I strive to create in this sacred space to help you feel comfortable to do the work to find healing, growth, and self-love. 


My Education & Experience: 

I’m an Arizona native and am lucky to have received my undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Rhetoric and Psychology in the little mountain town of Flagstaff, Arizona, at Northern Arizona University. There I developed a love for craft beer, hiking, and working with adolescent and young adult populations. After graduation from NAU, I returned to metropolitan Phoenix where I received my Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University. During this time I was able to combine passion and interest with the science, art, and craft of therapy.


Throughout my undergraduate and graduate education I worked in a variety of mental health roles including community mental health agencies, inpatient treatment centers, a youth shelter, and the foster care system. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). 


Me, as a psychotherapist:

Everyone needs a safe and comfortable environment to reflect on and work through life’s challenges. And that’s where I come in. I believe in the curative and healing powers of vulnerability. My therapy style can best be described as warm, empowering, safe, collaborative, and intentional. Your therapy experience will be specific to your needs, your strengths, and your goals. You can expect to be both supported and challenged. 


My passion is for working with the LGBTQIA+ community with a multicultural and trauma-informed lens. We weren’t designed to handle this all on our own and it is my job to walk alongside you in your healing and growth journey. I look forward to not just meeting you, but also getting to know the person you will grow into during our time together. 


I use an integrative counseling approach to address a number of behavioral health concerns. I am EMDR trained and I have a passion for working with culturally diverse clients and I believe that our emotions are not intended to hurt us, but are intended to inform and guide us.

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Me, as a human:

I’m a massive Phoenix Suns fan, coffee fanatic, horror film watcher, and lover of indie and folk music. I find joy in traveling with my wife, attending poetry slams, and eating vegetarian sushi. I’m passionate about social justice, quality time with the people I love, and finding a good book to read on a lazy Sunday. 

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