Tony L. Sheppard, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA- I have been involved in the psychology community in Louisville since 1996 when I moved here to attend graduate school at Spalding University. My interest in psychology began as an undergraduate student at Middle Tennessee State University. One of my professors at MTSU once said, "when you share something with another human being, it changes that thing forever". This introduced me to the power of psychology to impact the lives of people. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from MTSU. Individual and family therapies can transform lives.
While attending Spalding University, I developed an interest in working with children, teens, and young adults. During my internship with Quinco Behavioral Health Systems (now Centerstone of Indiana), I became involved with group therapy and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Once I experienced the power of group therapy to change people's lives, I've been dedicated to bringing group to the Louisville area.
My training at Spalding also taught me the value of psychological testing. Similar to the tests that medical doctors run, psychological tests can help with diagnosing and treating a variety of problems. My dissertation research was conducted in the area of psychological testing, and it remains a very large part of my practice today. Quality psychological testing can illuminate the path toward recovery!
Through my graduate training and my involvement with two amazing professional organizations: Kentucky Psychological Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association, I've developed an interest in consulting, training, and speaking. I've presented and consulted locally, regionally, and nationally on a number of topics including group psychotherapy, suicide prevention, and non-suicidal self-injury.
I have been in private practice in Louisville since 2004. Prior to that, I practiced in the Southern Indiana communities of Madison and Jeffersonville. As Groupworks enters our 14th year, we are stronger than ever. While I am committed to group therapy, I also enjoy individual and family therapy and psychological testing. My goal is to bring my knowledge of professional psychology to each and every person with whom I work. This field has so much to offer people in building healthy relationships and happy, satisfying lives!
Awards and Honors:
Kentucky Psychological Association-Outstanding Service Award (2005)
American Group Psychotherapy Association-Fellowship (2013)
Spalding University School of Professional Psychology-Alumni of the Year Award (2018)