Brian Sharp

(MS, LPC-S, NCC)
Therapist Brian Sharp Photo

About Me

Trying to find peace of mind in the midst of turmoil can often feel incredibly difficult. It's almost as though we take on a sort of "tunnel vision" in those moments--only able to see clearly what is not working, rather than what has helped us in the past or what possibly might be helpful in the present. As a professional counselor, I believe that each of us has within ourselves our own solutions to life's problems. However, sometimes we may need a bit of guidance and support in actually identifying those solutions and evaluating whether or not they may be helpful to us. That is where I come in--the role I play as a behavioral health professional. I strive to be a sounding board for each of my clients and to help them systematically think about what changes might prove beneficial. Then it is normally a matter of trying out those changes and putting them to the test! A fairly simple strategy, right?

I incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches into my work with clients because each of my clients are different; I don't believe that therapy is a "one size fits all" endeavor. With that in mind, some therapy approaches have more evidence regarding their effectiveness than others. Depression and anxiety, for example, have been proven to usually respond very well to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)--a therapy, in which we work together to "think about your thinking" and how it, in turn, impacts your mood and behavior. Motivational Interviewing has been proven to be an effective strategy for substance use and addiction, among other common problems.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the state of Texas, meaning that I am qualified to not only provide counseling services but also to supervise professional counselors-in training. Additionally, I am a Nationally Certified Counselor. My career in behavioral health has included work in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, and community mental health centers. I have also given public presentations on such topics as suicide assessment and intervention, substance use, LGBTQ issues, anger management, and others. I hold a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas (2005).

I look forward to walking alongside you throughout your journey and to helping you to reach your goals, becoming the person you truly want to be.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Avoidant Personality , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #66868 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by L.E. 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 by I.S. 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 by C.L. 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 by E.V. 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 by G.A. 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 by K.A. 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 by B.R. 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 by D.E. 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 by K.E. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Brian had been a game changer. I was a little skeptical about the app and working with a therapist this way but wow have I been impressed!

Brian himself has been really much more of a positive coach for me (rather than a critical therapist…). He very quickly helped to create a safe, and open “atmosphere” for our sessions but he is also skillfully direct. Feeling that safety has helped me to be completely honest and open about all the different sides of my life and my personal challenges. His honest but very respectful feedback, perspective and suggestions have been incredibly helpful for me to better “reframe” some of my experiences and literally rebuild the parts of my life (stress/anxiety/work/family issues) that have been crippling in the past.

It has not been that long seeing him but I have literally shifted already from “survival mode” to “growth mode”!

With much gratitude, Kent

Written by L.I. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am very happy with our sessions and look forward to his feedback.

Written by A.G. 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 by L.A. 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 by W.I. 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 by A.M. 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 by M.A. 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 by M.A. 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 by U.N. 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 by S.T. 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 by M.A. 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 by M.E. 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 by T.O. 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 by B.R. 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 by S.A. 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 by J.I. 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 by D.E. 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 by A.M. 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 by M.I. 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 by F.R. on Mar 13, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks

He is amazing