I am a therapist licensed in Ohio and Michigan with over 20 years of experience working as a counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, and substance abuse disorders. I’ve also helped many people who have experienced trauma and emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe strongly in authenticity, intuition, and in movement toward self-actualization. I think it’s important to relate to everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, though I also believe in gentle confrontation when it’s needed. I don't rely on stigmatizing labels, as I find them limiting. My approach is eclectic – a mix of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I believe that you already have the answers to what you need within you; and my role is to help facilitate bringing those answers to the surface by being supportive and helping you to feel empowered to change.
It takes a lot of courage to seek a more gratifying and satisfying life and to begin to move toward change. (Nothing changes if nothing changes.) If you feel like you are ready, I am here and excited to join you on your journey! :)
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Narcissism, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401012318
Shari is terrific; the consummate professional; kind, caring, easy to share with and her expertise and insights are invaluable.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Amazing therapist! Knows what I need and not afraid to push me gently. So understanding, just gets me. Highly recommend!
Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Shari is great at what she does. She listens and makes me feel heard and listened to in our sessions. She supports me and checks in with me on what it is I want and I am very grateful for her
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Shari is very empathetic and gentle, she is attentive and helpful, and always suggests not just psychology but also ideas more out of the box. I really appreciate her help and compassion
Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Shari has made a big difference in my life in a short time. I know I still have so much room for growth and I’m happy that I will get the chance to grow with the help of therapy
Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Shari is a wonderful therapist with a very warm and human approach. Within a short time, Shari helped me a lot. She is responsive and very helpful. I highly recommend working with her.
Written on Dec 30, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes