"You're always one decision away from a totally different life" - Anonymous
I believe that change is possible. And sometimes we need guidance to get to the change. My name is Sharisse Edwards and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. I earned my Master’s degree in Community Counseling from John Carroll University. I have been working in the field for over 15 years. I have worked with people who suffer from substance use disorder, depression, anxiety. I also work with people who are working through weight loss and grief issues.
What you think has a strong influence over your behavior. Therefore, my approach is Cognitive Behavior and Mindfulness therapies. As a counselor, my responsibility to my clients is to assist them with processing information so they can make better decisions for their lives. I am also working on my certification for hypnotherapy. I am currently able to work with people dealing with anxiety or need self confidence building.
Please note that I try to respond to messages within 24 hours. I am in the office Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-12pm.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
OH LPCC E.0500359-SUPV
I've been working with Sharisse for a little over a year, and she has been an absolutely invaluable help for me during a very difficult period in my life. She is always very attentive and she provides incredible insights, shining a light on things that I might not necessarily have been able to see for myself. I wouldn't have been able to get through this last year, especially the last couple of months, without her help.
Written on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue
Sharisse has been absolutely phenomenal. Years of questions and mental baggage has been helped and undone in less than a years time thanks to the work we have both done. There’s still more work to do but for the first time in a long time I am content and happy with life and understanding things. I couldn’t be more grateful for anything and that’s the truth
Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have been going through family issues for about a year and started counseling with Sharisse in the Fall of 2020 to learn how to cope. This is my first experience with therapy and I look forward to our sessions every week. Sharisse has been a tremendous support for me as I have learned how to navigate my feelings with family conflict. She listens, understands, and helps me think through how to approach complicated situations in my family. I am so thankful to have found this support!
Written on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
Sharisse has been such a big help and support to me over the past few months. She is such a great listener and has helped me build my confidence to a point I never thought possible, and I can’t recommend her enough for anyone struggling with anxiety or self-esteem!
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
I live better help because I could select a counselor that understood my life and the ways I'd like to analyse it and improve upon it. Well Sharisse is fantastic, she listens, guides, challenges, and understands the moments where I need a push. She reminds me that this, and everything is a process. I can say that she's definitely help nurture me out of a depression and continues to remind me to come back to my tools to keep myself mentally well. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Sharisse creates a supportive space for me to unpack my emotions and find ways to make life easier on myself. In a world where we are constantly practicing "fitting in" and suppressing our instincts, Sharissa opens the dialogue to look at things from a new perspective and lean into the current, rather than swim upstream. Thank you Sharissa for continuing to make life lighter.
Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Sharisse for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd