Sharleen Nwakwesi

(BA(Psychology), BSW, MSW)
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About Me

Sharleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose approach to therapy is client-centered, and solution-based. She aims to provide a non-judgmental and supportive approach to the counseling experience. In so doing, her clients are empowered to make choices and decisions geared to have an optimal impact on their lives.
Sharleen believes in building collaborative relationships with her clients, based on therapeutic values of mutual respect, trust, and caring. Throughout the therapeutic process, this provides her clients with an opportunity to build on their existing strengths, in order to set their individual goals.
Sharleen has a Bachelor’s in psychology (BA Psych), a Bachelor of social work (BSW), and a Master’s degree in Social work (MSW) from the Universities of Toronto and York. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Sharleen has worked with a wide variety of clients and has over 30 years of professional counseling experience. She specializes in counseling individuals and/or their families who are coping with the impact of various physical and/or mental health-related matters. Often this involves counseling in areas of adjustment to illness and disability as well as related caregiver stress. This could include (but is not limited to): acute and chronic medical illnesses, acquired brain injury (ABI), dementia and other cognitive disorders; geriatrics, bereavement, as well as individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.
In summary, these words from Theodore Roosevelt resonate with Sharleen’s general approach to working with her clients:
“Do what you can with all you have, wherever you are.”
Sharleen looks forward to helping YOU achieve YOUR goals, wherever you happen to be in your life’s journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #SW13098 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Sharleen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sharleen is kind, compassionate and understanding. She is everything I was looking for

Written by A.N. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Sharleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Sharleen is very professional and a great listener. She gives really good advice on how to navigate through problem solving. She makes me feel comfortable in our sessions and I'm able to express myself to her and not be judged.

Written by J.A. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Sharleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Sharleen Nwakwesi is very caring and knowledgeable. When she didn't hear from me after about a week or so, she messaged me to see how I was doing and to make sure everything is ok. I really appreciated that.

Written by J.E. on Feb 21, 2021 after therapy with Sharleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am so thankful for your support, this has been a really rough year. Just knowing that I have someone without bias to help navigate the tough situations in life in a healthy manner and hold me accountable is a gift that can never be repaid