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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

LISW #I.1302094-SUPV (Expires: 2023-01-30)


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 by D.A. 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 by J.E. 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 by A.N. 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 by T.I. 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.

Written by H.E. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Shari for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She is great at discussing ways to actively re-evaluate my negative-self type of thinking and gain perspective on the challenges I am facing. She is knowledgeable and professional.