Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. I have been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as a crisis clinician in the emergency rooms and in the community, and as an individual outpatient therapist in a mental health clinic. I have worked with clients of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses. I have experience working with mood disorders like Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder, and I have also worked with many people who have serious and persistent mental illnesses like Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, and other psychotic disorders. I enjoy working with clients who have addiction issues, as well.
I like to use a solution-focused approach in my counseling work and tend to be pretty straight-forward. Therapy that is person-centered is my goal, so being honest and being genuine are also things that are important to me. Counseling with me is always judgment-free, and establishing a mutual respect is something that I strive for early in our interactions. I think that for a therapeutic relationship to work, there needs to be trust, and so helping you to trust me will be an important task.
Asynchronous messaging through the BetterHelp platform is my preferred method of communication. I have limited live sessions available on a weekly basis for people who feel that they need live sessions to communicate. I am always willing to do a phone or video session to get started (so that you can be comfortable and confident that you are talking to a real person), as well, but I prefer to maintain communication through messages a majority of the time. Presently, I have availability for live sessions on most Sundays and on one or two afternoons/evenings during the week.
I look forward to getting to know you better and to getting to work on the things that are important to you! Setting goals will be critical to our success, and I am eager to be your biggest cheerleader throughout the process. I am glad you have made the decision to seek some support at this time, and I hope that through working together, you can get your life to where you want it to be!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LMHC 8375
She's the best therapist I've ever had. She asks questions and synthesizes information I don't always connect
Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Sharon for 4 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Sharon is great and very attentive
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 3 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Sharon is very responsive and provides excellent feedback. She is caring and insightful.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Sharon was such a breath of fresh air. So sweet and attentive. She responded to everything I wrote her about. She asked all the right questions to lead me closer to my answer. She gives great feedback, nothing too personally opinionated, more of feeding off of what sounds like the best option for me. Great Therapist, Highly recommend !
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Sharon is always ready with insights and makes it easy to have a conversation about real issues in my life
Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management
Sharon is a good listener and cares deeply about me as a client.
Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd