William Carey Shearer

Psychologist

Verified by Psychology Today
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(951) 235-3409 Website

William Carey Shearer

Psychologist

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Alternative Group Inc.
PO Box 208,
Forest Falls, CA 92339
(951) 235-3409
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon All visits are online via telehealth. When you make an appointment, you will be given access to the portal.

About

Are you struggling with stress, anxiety, food and weight issues, addictive or compulsive behaviors, or relationship problems? I provide a mindfulness based approach to Relationship building, managing stress and anxiety, and achieving well-being. For decades, we have focused on clients who want much more out of life, without the disabling qualities of anxiety, depression, and compulsive behavior. We help clients become more aware of the self-defeating stories they tell themselves, while becoming better able to live fuller, richer and empowered lives based upon an acceptance of what IS along with the courage to make solid and lasting changes.
Clinical services include three specialties: treating anxiety disorders such as panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorder treatment such as the treatment of bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating, and the treatment of couple and family relationship difficulties, including co-parenting issues. We do stress management and anxiety disorder group therapy. YouTube Channel: wshearer1000
We are serious about building great relationships. You don't have to agree, but you do have to understand, and communicate understanding. You will learn to talk without blaming and attacking, listen without defending or withdrawing, and manage your stress as part of a problem-solving team.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIPA | College Health IPA
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Health Net
  • Holman Group
  • Loma Linda University Risk Management
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: California / PSY5077
  • School: University of Tennessee
  • Year Graduated: 1976
Licensed in California in 1977, I have over 90,000 therapist hours specializing in addictions, eating disorders, and couples counseling.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: MFT12373 State of California
  • Certificate: University of California / Conflict Resolution/Mediation
  • Certificate Date: 1998

William Carey Shearer's Groups

Mindfulness Based Anxiety and Stress Management

C.A.L.M. (Choices for Anxious Lifestyle Management) Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands. For many people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn't always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you, but when you're constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it's time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. Over 20 years specializing in anxiety treatment.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group is a twelve week therapy group for those wanting to achieve mastery of stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Life Choices

While our other groups offer intensive training for immediate stress and anxiety reduction, our Life Choices groups lead to life-planning and long term transformation to having the life you want to have. Over 250 pages of "Life Choices" material, along with video based training in Mindfulness skills. This is our flagship program and a very popular group for several years. We ask for a 12 week commitment but most members choose to stay longer. Most insurances are accepted. Learn more at www.calmchoices.com

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Location

Alternative Group Inc.
PO Box 208,
Forest Falls, CA 92339
(951) 235-3409
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022
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William Carey Shearer

Psychologist