William Shearer, Psychologist

William Shearer, Psychologist

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I specialize in addictive and compulsive behavior, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and couples counseling. I am a veteran psychotherapist and also a university professor, author, and organizational consultant. Licensed in 1977, I have exceptional training and experience, and my lifelong mission is facilitating growth and positive change in others. I currently have over 90,000 hours of experience as a therapist.

I am a psychologist and organizational consultant. I am a former 12th grade United States history teacher, and a retired United States Air Force lieutenant colonel. My training and education have never stopped. I have a doctorate from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and an MPH (Master’s in Public Health) from Loma Linda University. I also have a master’s degree in education, and a doctorate in health services administration. I have worked for over 45 years in the treatment of addictions, and eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, and Bulimia. Additionally, I specialize in treating stress and anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. More than half of my work is in couples counseling.
I hold licenses in both psychology and marriage and family therapy. I've been a university professor since 1974 in both a psychology graduate program and an MBA program.
I am passionate about helping others grow and make positive changes in their lives. I provide substantial out of session materials and growth producing exercises. I particularly enjoy working with couples and working in collaboration with my wife Robin, also a therapist.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity & Weight Management
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Military Families
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Buddhism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$95.00 - $125.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Paypal, Venmo, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Marriage and Family Therapist
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Tennessee