Gentle Beginnings Birth & Wellness Center


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Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica L. Shepard, M.A

Jessica L. Shepard, M.A., received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is fully licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

From the therapist…

Working as a part of the Health and Wellness Team at GBBC is an absolute dream come true! I fully believe in the natural approach to birthing and work from a holistic perspective of care. I personally understand the unique opportunities associated with natural birth as I, too, have birthed both of my children through GBBC. 

I specialize in working with women and their families during and after pregnancy, addressing pre-birth anxiety/fear and post birth challenges including: Postpartum Depression, Family Dynamic Challenges, and Integration/Adjustment Issues. I am also passionate about working with couples dealing with anxiety related to the birth process and challenges associated with a growing family. I also enjoy helping children and parents who are lacking a stable connection and are seeking more balance in the home.

On a more personal note, I am married to a remarkable man, who is a guitarist virtuoso. He is the love of my life and my very best friend. We live in Fort Worth with our two small children and enjoy spending time together as a family doing everything…or nothing at all. 

I would love to hear how I might be most helpful to you and your unique situation, and am happy to offer myself as a resource to you and your family during this exciting time in your life!!!