Dr. Alix Shepherd is a licensed psychologist with over eight years of experience and training in clinical psychology.
Alix believes in the power of creating strong therapeutic relationships with her clients which helps foster insight and lasting change. Her approachability, sensitivity, and sense of humor contribute to her unique ability to connect with clients of diverse backgrounds.
Alix is committed to helping her clients reach their goals and provides a warm and empathetic environment in which to do so.
Alix enjoys working with clients who are experiencing a difficult life event or conflict, wanting to explore one’s identity, processing a traumatic event, or improving skills in areas that include relationships, stress management, emotion regulation, and career development.
She is skilled at helping individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse concerns, relationship problems, as well as those who are navigating emerging adulthood or other life transitions.
Alix believes that each of us have inherent value, specific strengths, a capacity for resilience and growth, and the ability to enact positive change in our lives. We are all doing the best that we can with the tools we have at any given point in time.
During therapy with Alix, clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their behavior and gain a sense of clarity, empowerment, and self-compassion. She operates primarily through a cognitive-behavioral lens, although she offers an eclectic approach to therapy and draws on a variety of evidence-based interventions to meet her clients’ unique needs.
Alix is deeply honored to be allowed into her clients’ worlds and treats this privilege with delicacy, nonjudgement, and compassion.
Alix completed her undergraduate education at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California and earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Physiology and Anatomy.
She then attended Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon, where she earned her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Psychological Sciences and later a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. She holds a professional license as a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Wisconsin.
Since 2015, Alix has completed training and worked in a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings including community mental health, private practice, and psychiatric hospitals in Oregon. She completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute (MMHI), where she worked with adolescents and adults, provided individual and group therapy, completed a variety of psychological, risk, and forensic evaluations.
Thereafter, Alix remained at MMHI and completed a specialized postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology, in which she worked as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, provided therapy and inpatient competency restoration services, and completed court-ordered psychological evaluations.
In addition to her work at Hillary Counseling, Alix maintains a full-time position as a licensed psychologist on a maximum-security juvenile unit at MMHI, where her primary role is to provide treatment to adjudicated male youth. She also supervises psychology trainees and provides individual therapy to adult male and female patients on other units at MMHI.
Dr. Alix Shepherd, Psy.D
316 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202
- Substance Abuse Issues and Recovery
- Stress Management
- Relationship Problems
- Issues of Emerging Adulthood
- Identity Development
- College Students
- Diagnostic Clarification and Evaluation
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Other reasons you might seek my support would be to:
- Process unresolved interpersonal/family conflicts
- Develop healthier communication/coping skills
- Develop insight and find new ways to interact with the world
- Navigate important decisions/life transitions
- Foster healthy boundaries in relationships
- Align your behavior with your values
- Decrease maladaptive behaviors
- Challenge and change negative thought patterns
Alix’s client-centered and strength-based approach helps clients develop insight, gain new perspectives, learn new skills, navigate stressful situations, and progress towards their goals.