"If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming." Goethe

I'm a relationship counselor, family & couple therapist who wants to help you: 

  • create strategies to feel better so you can enjoy yourself, and

  • build a legacy of care in your relationships, and fun in the life of your kids and the people around you.

Because when you don't; you're not much help for yourself, for your family, your organization, your students, etc.

Give yourself the gift of counseling

Our family, couple & individual clients range from 7 to 80 years old: they want: 


  1. Self-care techniques: how do I handle the way anxiety makes my heart palpitates? How do I handle the way stress makes my body feel? How do I care for myself?  

  2. Healthy relationships: how can I improve my communication skills? 

  3. Strategies: how do I negotiate the return of my adult child? 

  4. Grief counseling for adolescents

  5. Mental clarity: how to set healthy boundaries when my spouse cheats? When I feel betrayed, and so hurt?



  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

  • Certified in Trauma & Grief Component Therapy (TGCT)

  • Trained in Mind-Body Medicine

  • Doctor of Education in Professional Leadership with a specialty in Health Sciences Education (Ed.D)

  • Professional Mediator: 40 hours of training in Mediation: Accredited by the State Bar of Texas/Meets the Standards of the Texas Mediation Trainers RoundTable

  • Spiritual Director at the Cenacle Retreat Center 

dr. Isabelle

My approach is about You. I'm here to help you solve your problems. I use a mind-body approach to health. It's experiential, fun, educational, and conversational. I also work with solution-focused, positive psychology, etc., to build on your strengths and wisdom rather than solely on your weaknesses. 



Dr. Isabelle Shepard


The best way to reach me to

schedule a consultation is by email.

Areas of Houston covered:

77024 / 77024 / 77080

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  • Fee-for-Service

  • Face-to-face and/or Online

  • Individual

  • Group / Family

  • In-home / Outdoor visits