About me

Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who earned a Master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. I have been practicing for 13 years. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals and families. Some include foster and adoptive families dealing with the struggles involved in dealing with both the changes that brings as well as the early childhood trauma involved, individuals who are facing barriers to moving forward and achieving their goals due to barriers they are having difficulty identifying, and individuals who are finding it difficult to connect in a meaningful way to others.
I have been practicing and researching trauma and trauma informed care for the past 10 years. I believe that trauma is initially experienced in a sensory way and that finding words to describe and explore trauma is a process. I believe that many if not most of us experience a variety of traumatic events in our lives that affect us and create obstacles in our lives. I believe that healing takes place within relationships and that a successful therapeutic alliance can sometimes be the catalyst that moves us forward.
I use a variety of tools in helping people identify and develop the narrative of their life while paying attention to what is going on in their environment that may be contributing to the struggles they are facing. I take an interpersonal approach and believe that each person is a unique individual who deserves respect and self-determination in their life.
I look forward to walking with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OH LISW I.1302094-SUPV


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shari Ketzer. 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 Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Shari is just a great person to talk to. I opened up to her right away, knowing from the first moment that she respected me completely my goals for therapy. Very impressed by her and highly recommend.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and anger management

Shari deserves all of the positive feedback she gets. She is patient, caring and truly invested in helping her clients. Meeting with her was immensely helpful & I can't recommend her highly enough.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse

There are good therapists and there are not so good therapists. There are therapists who have done a lot of work on their growth and healing and then there are therapists who have not. Shari is a good therapist who I can tell has put herself through the same process she asks her clients to engage in.

Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Shari is an incredibly empathetic person and a great therapist. She's helped me through highs and lows. I know it's hard to come by therapists you click with, but she's the best of the best

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Shari for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Shari is very helpful in addressing any issues I may have

Written on Jul 02, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shari is truly a wonderful counselor and ultimately one of the best that I have had. She listens intently and truly gets down to the root cause of the trauma issue that one is undergoing and provides proper guidance and tools on how to fully heal and what the process looks like. She’s exceptional!

Written on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Shari is super helpful and always offers challenges to my perception and redirection of my thought process in kind and effective ways to help guide me to figure out my own emotions and issues. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Shari is undoubtedly great at what she does. She not only listens, but engages and provides a safe place. From my first session with Shari, I have felt progressive in understanding and communicating my emotions.

Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Shari has been awesome and patient with me and understanding. I feel comfortable speaking with her.

Work with me!