About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 13 years of experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. I have experience working with individuals with a wide range of challenges including substance/alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma related issues, toxic relationships and other relationship issues.

I am client centered, utilizing various interventions taken from a range of therapeutic approaches to include psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, realistic, and a strength-based approach, always maintaining creativity, flexibility, and awareness to meet the needs of every individual.

I look forward to developing a compassionate, collaborative, and productive relationship with you as I work collaboratively to help you overcome the challenges you face and develop a healthy, happier life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH18555 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sharon McKay. 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 by K.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Very good listener

Written by J.A. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She’s amazing! Would definitely recommend to everyone

Written by M.A. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love her!! She is very personable and definitely not your average hallmark card therapist. She’s real and has first hand experience with issues I’ve faced. She obviously and truly cares for people. She makes her sessions feel as if your having a conversation with a friend, feeling inviting and comfortable. She really knows her stuff and is 100% real with you.

Written by A.N. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is good at what she does!

Written by R.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, anger management, and adhd

Dr.McKay is one of the easiest people to talk to. I have been in the service industry for over 10 years & experienced a significant amount of trauma. She has improved my way of thinking in just a short few months. She is very knowledgeable and really is there to help you. Dr.McKay was my first therapist so I was a little apprehensive about the seeking help.

She has made me feel like therapy was the best decision I could have made and all of my friends and family agree. I definitely recommend her services to everyone.

Written by T.H. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve never done therapy before and I got matched with Sharon. I can just say that she LISTENS and really I think that’s the most important thing. I’ve had 4 sessions and the solutions to my issues or problems are just way easier to find with her guiding me. You will be in good hands with her in ur corner/ear.

Written by C.Y. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sharon is so understanding! She totally understood right where I was coming from and helped give me tools to get back on track.

Written by Z.O. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She's amazing, super sweet, and listens really well. I'm glad we get to work together and she's so understanding, because it's hard to talk about my problems but I'm so comfortable around her.

Written by K.R. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sharon helped me immensely and has made a lasting difference in my life. It is clear that she is well-educated and experienced. I am forever grateful to her and would highly recommend working with her.

Written by T.I. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Sharon is a straight forward therapist. She challenges you to get to the root cause and partners to identify if there are additional tools or resources she can provide to help you heal. She is an active listener that makes you feel heard and is focused on you and you alone when in session. Sharron checks in on me if she doesn't hear from me between sessions and responds very quickly when you reach out. If you need her, she's there for you!

Work with me!