About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have been in social work over 30 years. I am a Veteran, I served in Army as a Combat Medic, Air Force Reservist and I retired from Active Duty Air Force as a Social Worker. I was in private practice for 8 years and relocated from San Antonio, Texas to the New York area due to aging family members. I have experience in academia, mental health, school counseling, Life coaching, critical incident debriefing and group work.

My approach is Client Centered, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping). I believe in collaborating with my clients to help them work on the goals they set for therapy. I give homework and I talk back.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LCSW 18464


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sharon Bailey. 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 Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is very attentive and offers solutions where applicable.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 year on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Sharon is a highly skilled therapist with a tremendous ability to understand her clients.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I have had 3 sessions so far with Sharon and she is already helping. She listens to what o have to say and provides a fair response and challenges my answers. She also has a sense of humour which helps at times.

Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

I was very skeptical about therapy. Finally gave in and reached out and now I’m definitely getting the help I needed. My therapist has helped me come to realizations of things I wouldn’t have really thought about

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel safe with Sharon, and I feel heard and understood. She is helping understand myself better.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's great

Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She listens and offers great advice. She somehow makes me see things that are right in front or me. Like why I wanted or needed therapy.....the real reasons. She also tries to relate to me during our conversation by sharing her own feelings and experiences that relate to our topic.

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Thanks for the support.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

In the short time I have been speaking with Sharon she has helped me tremendously.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Sharon is incredibly attentive without seeming judgmental. She is not afraid to ask the tough questions and be silent to listen to your whole response. She gets you thinking and gives you great tips that truly improve your relationships and mental health.

The first appointment I had with her I was having a panic attack she brought me from a 10+ to like a 2 within 10-15 minutes.

I am so grateful she took me on as a client.

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love talking with her she listens and ask good questions and I feel comfortable.

Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I feel Very comfortable speaking to Sharon. She knows my primary concerns and helps me to address them

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues

Sharon Bailey's listen with empathy, holds space for my concerns and prescribe ways to reflect and think about how to move forward positively!

Written on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and adhd

Sharon Bailey is everything I thought therapy couldn't be. She is clear, direct, motivating, and honest. Every time we end a session, I have a clearer understanding of many of my whys and ways to pivot to reach my goals. Thank you, Sharon.

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, sleeping disorders, and addictions

She’s great! I like the weekly tips, homework (because I ask for it), summaries and check ins. This is the first time I feel like I am getting something out of therapy then just someone to listen to me.

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Sharon deeply connects with me and understands my pain. Her sincerity and passion to help me heal from my trauma is very touching and it motivates me to want to take the steps required to slowly get better. Sharon is also very open in sharing her own struggles, which makes her extremely relatable and helps me tremendously to open up to her things that I am ashamed of.

Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sharon has been immensely helpful in leading me to understand myself on a deeper level. She responds to messages in a timely manner, is highly approachable and very honest in her responses.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Sharon is amazing! She is extremely wise, kind, skilled, and helpful! I feel so much better after just a few therapy sessions with her. I felt like it was very easy for me to open up to her instantly. Sharon has helped guide me along my journey to healing and I’m grateful for being assigned to her. She is a wonderful therapist who goes above and beyond. Her strategies and techniques are excellent and highly-efficient. I highly recommend Sharon for all therapy needs.

Written on Jan 06, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've only had a couple sessions with Sharon so far but I can already tell that she is a really great match for me. I feel like I can relate to her and she has a lot of experience helping people. I really look forward to our sessions every week.

Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sharon is not just a great listener but also talks back. She’s very intelligent and really grasps what I’m saying. She’s very honest and a good communicator. I feel like she’s able to relate to me well.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

She is fantastic! Super helpful and grateful for Sharon

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very helpful and I appreciate her time

Written on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

We've only had 2 sessions, but I think Sharon really understands where I'm coming from & she asks the appropriate questions. She's easy to talk to, so I feel I can open up to her.

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In the month that Sharon and I have worked together not only have I felt super validated by her but I have also grown so much within myself. This was a huge milestone in my self love journey and I feel entirely better now than how I started. I’m so grateful I got assigned to her as my therapist. I hope to return someday to BetterHelp and hopefully to her. In the meantime, thank you Sharon for all that you’ve taught and given me!
- P

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharon has been extremely helpful and makes me feel heard. She has been able to help me understand and see things in a different light. In the short time I’ve had sessions with Sharon she has already helped me so much and I would recommend her to anyone. She is amazing!!

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Sharon is lovely. She listens and understands. She helps reframe the situation in a way that you can see it with fresh eyes- much needed when you’ve lived with a problem for years and haven’t been able to resolve it for yourself. I feel safe talking to her.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Sharon has been very helpful. Easy to talk to and always prompt to respond to messages.

Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Sharon is very understanding and has been a good help in seeing things from a different perspective. She’s helped me in seeing myself in a new light. She’s knowledgeable and down to earth and a friendly voice to speak with.

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sharon is a gem! I'm so glad to have found her. Every session was helpful and I felt better faster than I expected. She is perceptive and en point with her counseling, incorporating spiritual and psychological aspects and just the right amount of humor. She is very experienced and I have the highest respect for her.

Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Sharon is a straight shooter, which is what I like. I needed a person that can listen and help me through my though times. I would recommend Sharon for anyone seeking counseling.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Sharon really listened to me and my perspective, and she guided me to a better mental state. I have achieved the goals that she helped me set and address.

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sharon is an excellent therapist.She has helped me work through some of my issues and I have seen progress.She is attentive to details and gives one her full attention.It is also easy to communicate with her be it during the live sessions or via text.Thank you Sharon.

Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Sharon has been extremely helpful in my growth. She has opened my eyes to what grief is and has given me tools to navigate through my rough times. I am forever grateful for her service.

Written on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon is expert in her field and have really helped me have clarity around my relationship and peace of mind in my life. Thank you Sharon

Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I feel that Sharon is a very kind, but also just demanding enough of you to make yourself better in a short amount of time.
She listens to what I have to say and tailors her responses in a way that resonate with me.
I am really looking forward to our future sessions and can’t recommend her enough.

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Completely grateful to be paired with such an understanding soul.

Written on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Sharon Bailey is a great counsellor. She has good insight, listens without judgement, and is always available when you need it. Her tips are applicable and her feedback is authentic and genuine. She is a great supporter for those who are ready and need her assistance. I highly endorse her as she has made a positive impact on my journey and can do the same for you.

Written on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Sharon has been great so far, looking forward to working more with her. She is prompt and pays attention to details!

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