Dr. Shepler received her B.S. in psychology at Florida State University in 2002, where the majority of her studies focused on taking courses and obtaining field experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She has worked in the autism and mental health community for the last 15 years, and has provided services across the continuum of care with infants aged 0-3, children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Shepler obtained certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2015 and earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, at Alliant International University in 2016. She completed an APA internship as part of her doctoral training at Sharp Mesa Vista, in San Diego, California, and has worked in intensive inpatient settings as well as outpatient treatment. Areas of interest include working with all ages impacted by autism spectrum disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Shepler’s therapeutic orientations include utilizing Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy, as well as third waive behavior therapies, such as, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
When Dr. Shepler is not working, she enjoys volunteering at Autism Tree Project Foundation and spending time with her family.