Maybe you've tried therapy before, and it didn't help. Maybe you've taken medications, but they didn't seem to fix how you were feeling. Some days it just seems easier to stay in bed with the curtains drawn, so you don't have to face the world. I know how frustrating that feels, to have "lost" something from the way you used to be and to not know what it is exactly, that you've lost - to feel incomplete in some way and to not have the words to describe exactly what you are experiencing. I've helped hundreds of people, who have been in the same situation. Many have told me that I am the first therapist, who has actually helped them.
Clients very often tell me that other therapists they have had "just listened" and "didn't really help me work through anything." There is a reason for this: all therapies are NOT created equal. I use therapy methods, which were specifically designed for conditions like depression and anxiety, and which have consistently proven effective for many years.
I know that making the decision to seek therapy is a difficult thing to do, but don't give up just yet. All therapies are not equal. Most of my clients tell me after only a few short months that they no longer need my help, and this is my aim as a therapist - to give you the tools you need to fly solo. I look forward to getting to know you.
I have several years of professional experience in treating a variety of clinical conditions but have specialized in working with LGBTQ clients, depression and anxiety, and substance use and addictions. In addition to my master's degree training in counseling and professional licensures, I have also undergone additional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy with the Beck Community Initiative. Although I consider myself an eclectic therapist, I primarily incorporate interventions from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy approaches in my clinical work. These approaches are considered "evidence-based", meaning that there exists a substantial body of research attesting to their effectiveness.
I know that taking the initial step to reach out to a therapist can feel a little uncomfortable, but I would encourage you to at least consider it. Many of my past clients, who have never before been in therapy, have told me "I thought therapy would feel too uncomfortable, so I always avoided it. You've really made it a good experience for me." I would consider it an honor and a privilege to walk beside you in your journey of self-exploration and growth.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 66868
FL LMHC MH20468
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian Sharp. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Brian is the best therapist I've had thus far
I've been in therapy with him for my Codependency issues for a few months now
He's shown me that I'm not the only person to have gone through what I have
As others have said Brian is a no-nonsense therapist and is not afraid to tell it like it is which is a welcome change
He's called me on my BS many times
I would like to continue with Brian unfortunately my bank account says no
I'll miss my talks with Brian
Brian has been amazing in helping me find my core insecurities and assisting in breaking through those. He pushes me to feel what I'm feeling without making me feel unsafe or forced. He allows me to vent while also bringing me back to the main focus. I feel more confident than before, though there is a ways to go, I know Brian is the one to help me get there.
Brian is an excellent professional who listens to me and provide me with all the tools. He has a very nice approach to things and challenge me to be me and show the world who I am. Since we matched he has very attentive and always there to help me. Thank you for all your advices and guidance!
Brian is incredible! He keeps it real and shows a lot of empathy. I was surprised to see how much I learned about myself and grew within just a couple of months! He provided me with resources that I can use for the rest of my life. I would recommend him to anyone for therapy!
Couldn't have asked for a better match. Highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to work with a therapist.
Well to me, this is really early to prompt for a review cause I’m still crazy, but sure I feel connected and respected to and by my therapist respectively, mr and mrs.helpbetter
Brian was fantastic as a counselor; I’m actually kind of sad we were able to work through my issues because he’s such a pleasure to talk to. His skills in pinpointing the underlying cause of my issues was awesome, and he did a great job of balancing letting me talk and talking to me about developing tools to deal. The resources he provided were a huge help and I’ve got them saved for future review if I have issues crop up later. Highly recommend Brian if you’re serious about getting yourself on the right path.
Brian is kind, funny, no bullshit therapist who has totally transformed my life. He’s managed to help me with things I didn’t even know were root causes. He always made time for me when I needed it, provided strategies and gave me worksheets to give me references to my daily life to practice. He’s got a killer sense of humour, and lots of anecdotes of his own life which are so relatable. 100/10 would recommend to anybody, especially if you want someone to tell you like it is, no bullshit!
Speedy replies and very understanding
Brian has been so extremely helpful in providing guidance and recommendations to assist me with my difficult marriage. I am forever grateful for his kindness, professionalism, and expertise and highly recommend him to anyone dealing with personal or relationship issues.
Brian has not only helped but actually help me work out what my problem was. I’d recommend Brian to anyone
Brian has made me exercise things that fit me. He really gets it out of me when I think I can't. I highly recommend because he understands and he knows how to route me back and centers me to focus and really understand my exercises and makes me really feel what I need to feel. Thanks a lot Brian, two sessions and all practices you've given me really have helped me! I am very grateful for you :)
Brian Has been a great therapist. He is very relateable. He doesnt mind sharing his life experiences when it relates to something that were talking about. He spends extra time when needed, and his ability to give you different perspectives about a situation are invaluable.
A very intelligent and funny dude that really listens. He gives many new ways of thinking and processing your thoughts and troubles. Would recommend to anyone desiring to better themselves.
Brian has been very encouraging and understanding, while being tough and blunt when need be. I feel that he gets me and recognizes the struggles, but does not let me fall back on accepting them by making me think evaluate how I think in daily life. His words stick with me in the real world. I have found sessions with Brian to be very helpful!
Brian was the perfect match for me, he showed me his no BS approach to my problems, he would call me on when I was making excuses, of course he did this in the most kind way possible. He listens to me, relates to me, empathizes with me, discussed not only my problems, but the progress I've made, and the steps to take to achieve that progress. I have shared so much with Brian, during sessions there was crying, laughing, speechless moments, we talked about shared experiences, personal experiences, progress, praise, and so much more. I could go on and on about how much Brian has helped me get to the point I'm at now, but I'll sum it up to this: Brian is kind, empathetic, he will listen to you and help you figure out the best way to get to where you want to be. He has helped me in more ways than I could ever count or explain.
Brian is a wonderful therapist for those who appreciate a no-nonsense type of approach to getting down to the work. I appreciated working with him a lot.
I would recommend Brian to anyone. I was nervous to get back into therapy. Brian made me feel very comfortable and was able to open up in no time. My wife was noticed a major difference in just a few sessions.
Greta sense of humor and very patient.
Brian is phenomenal, when I had came on to this app looking to get better and be better I was at a lost. I scrolled around on this app to try and find someone who fit the description of what my problems were, I all of a sudden stumbled on to Brian. We spent months tracking and working things out and learn about how I can handle problems. It was the best duration of therapy I have ever done. So happy I chose to work with Brian. No regrets
Dr. Brian Sharp has been a huge help. He helped me with coping mechanisms and understanding my thought process. Previous therapists for me were mostly there to listen to me talk, but never gave me any true help besides venting I found. Brian Sharp was very easy to talk to and very helpful! thank you!
Brian is amazing!
Just getting to know Brian but if you need someone who responds quickly and offers a very solution oriented therapy he’s the guy. His therapy experience is bolstered by his personal experience and empathy. Great guy to know
Brian is an incredible therapist, he has helped me in so many ways. For anyone seeking therapy and direction in life I would absolutely recommend Brian as a therapist, he is by far the best therapist I have ever had.
Brian is an excellent therapist. He is very perceptive and has great feedback and suggestions. He really helped me during the process of getting unstuck in some areas. I appreciate his work.
Brian helped me in the most empathetic and productive way possible. It was reinvigorating. I came to him in a state of disarray and he helped me navigate through a wide variety of issues with distinct tools I could reference throughout my time with him. Each session fed into another, I learned so much about my brain. He comes from a place of empathy and love, but, most importantly, honesty. He never coddled me or "bullshits" his clients, he will always be transparent; yet, in this, I felt like he created a safe space for me to be incredibly vulnerable and truthful about my inner dialogue. I'm departing from our sessions feeling like he equipped me to recognize my thought patterns and approach life from a perspective of love for myself and those that matter most to me. My thoughts towards life were hopeless, he turned that around for me and I'll always be thankful. If I need guidance again, I will absolutely return to him.
Brian is insightful, firm, and repectful. Their style challenged the way I addressed situations and conflict in my life in a way that never seemed confrontational or off-putting. The "tools" they've helped me develop have already proven to be a great asset in my life and I highly recommend him. 5 out of 5.
Brian is a fantastic therapist! He uses humour, and personal experience to assist you with your problems. He offers real, practical solutions and gets to the core of the issue without judgment or prejudice. I would highly recommend Brian as a therapist!
He’s really good. I’m making so much progress.
Brian Sharp definitely knows what he is doing and has been a great help in such a short amount of time.
I've been pleasantly surprised and I find it very helpful
Brian is such an amazing listener and helps me think outside of the box with my concerns! I highly recommend Brian and appreciate all he has done in just a couple of visits!
Very good! He listened to everything I had to say and I walked away feeing better. So much so that when it came time for another session, I couldn’t wait to talk to him
Brian is amazing. I’ve only been working with him for a couple of months, but he has helped me so much already. I am so grateful for his help and honesty, and for being tough on me when he knows I’m avoiding his questions.
Not only is Brian good at what he does, but his understanding and genuineness speaks volumes. He's helped me put so me put so many things in perspective and I actually feel more confident for it. So thank you for helping me find some of my confidence again Brian, I almost forgot what it looked like.
Brian is easy to talk to, super helpful and he’s made me dig deep into my feelings. He shows compassion and then pushes the uncomfortable, which is what I need. Looking forward to continuing to work with him.
Love chatting to Brian, he always listens very well and understands your issues. It just feels very easy and natural. Would recommend him to anyone
I am very happy that I got Brian as my counselor. He has helped me more than I ever thought was possible. He is kind and helps me understand my feelings. He is easy to talk to and he is funny which helps me feel more comfortable. I would 100% recommend him!
He has been great since the day I have joined and listens when it feels like no one would. It has helped me a lot and would recommend him.
I absolutely feel as though my sessions with Brian Sharp have really made a positive impact in my life. Mr. Sharp is amazing at helping me to find tools in my area that could help me and my family. I so happy that I found this app. And I feel so lucky that I was matched with a counselor suited for me!
Brian is a light in a dark world. I'm very thankful to match with him and have had a few sessions with him. He is an amazing counselor who pushes me to go beyond my limitations I put on myself.
I only done one session with Brian but it helped a lot, he was very easy to speak to and offered his insights in an unbiased way, I would highly recommend
I liked talking to him. Kind but objective and gave some really helpful insights. Would recommend
Could not have been a better match.!
Brian has been wonderful, i was really nervous starting therapy, but he has been super attentive, kind and understanding. He's really helped me feel comfortable with the whole process and has already helped me a lot.
He is amazing