Felicia Matto-Shepard
In 1987, I began working in the mental health field, using creative and performing arts with adults in substance abuse treatment. I received a Master’s Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 1991 and was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1993 (MFC31225). For many years, I split my time between private practice psychotherapy and and social work at Hospice of Petaluma. In 2013, I transitioned into full time private practice.

Over the years, my professional development has been through both traditional and non-traditional education. I was first exposed to Jungian dream work in my teens, opening the doorway to a lifelong interest in the unconscious, creativity and the place where psychology and spirituality meet.

I trained to be a Jungian Analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and was certified in 2015. Other past studies have included a specialization in child therapy, the study of cross-cultural shamanism, couple’s dynamics and the use of art, movement and dance in personal transformation.

I work with adults and teens in both short term and long term therapy. My style is to be actively engaged, emotionally accessible and authentic, unlike the stereotype of the “neutral therapist”.

I also lead various workshops in the Bay Area, including art, embodiment and women’s sexuality. I also, co-facilitate couple’s retreats with my husband, Jim Matto-Shepard, PhD.

Click to read about our various workshops in the Bay Area > COUPLES RETREATS

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Areas of Specialization

  • Depression & anxiety
  • Adolescence and young adulthood
  • Midlife issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Low sexual desire
  • Dream analysis
  • Expressive art therapies
  • Death, dying and grief

Some of my highlights

Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology.
1994 - present
1994 - 2012
2001 - 2003
2006 - present


Helping Adults