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
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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
Sharon is wonderful. She and I have the same communication preferences, asynchronous messaging, and she is supporting me very well currently in my goal to get back on the horse in terms of work and living a full life. I'm very happy with her as my therapist and she responds well to my needs.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
After having gone through a couple counselors who weren't helping me and seemingly ignoring my desires for the sessions, Sharon has been fantastic about helping me learn about myself in a way that suits me. I appreciate her thoughtful questioning and her weekly introspective messages, as they help me think about my emotions with a critical lens.
Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Amazing. Extremely respectful and helpful. Responds in a timely manner, listens to what you have to say, and gives great advice on how to help you with the situations you’re dealing with.
Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I’ve been working with Sharon for over a year, and she is incredible at helping me work through the smallest and biggest problems. She always asks questions in a way that helps me to get out of my head and see things from a different perspective, which can help validate how I feel and solve my problems. She’s a great support system, cheering on my successes and when I learn from my mistakes. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Sharon for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and family conflicts