Brian Sharp

LPC, LMHC

About me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 66868

FL LMHC MH20468


Reviews

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.

Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coa

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

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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!

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

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!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Couldn't have asked for a better match. Highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to work with a therapist.

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with

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

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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!

Written on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Speedy replies and very understanding

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

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.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

He rocks

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression

Brian has not only helped but actually help me work out what my problem was. I’d recommend Brian to anyone

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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 :)

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, and adhd

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.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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!

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Greta sense of humor and very patient.

Written on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

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

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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!

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian is amazing!

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

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

Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s really good. I’m making so much progress.

Written on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Brian Sharp definitely knows what he is doing and has been a great help in such a short amount of time.

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and lgbt

I've been pleasantly surprised and I find it very helpful

Written on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

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!

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

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

Written on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks

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.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

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!

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

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.

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I liked talking to him. Kind but objective and gave some really helpful insights. Would recommend

Written on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Could not have been a better match.!

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks

He is amazing

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