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Sharon Simmons, LISW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I am an independently licensed social worker in both Ohio (LISW) and Kentucky (LCSW) as well as a PhD in social work. I have 25 years of experience working as a therapist, clinical leader and teacher and strive to learn something new each day. I have worked with patients with a variety of challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood swings, psychotic episodes, parenting and relationship challenges and attention and focus difficulties. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and serve first responders who need assistance following traumatic events.

My therapy style is welcoming and inquisitive. I believe in treatment which focuses on finding solutions to troubling symptoms and holistic approaches without judgement or labels. My approach combines a variety of methods including strengths based, person centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused work. I will listen to you to gain information about what you are experiencing and work with you to develop a plan that is focused on minimizing or alleviating troubling symptoms and experiences that you are having which negatively impact your quality of life.

Congratulations in taking the first step in finding someone to guide you on this journey. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OH LISW I.2103246

KY LCSW 3376

Reviews

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She is very helpful has no issues with getting back to you when you send messages. She is very helpful, I really enjoyed talking with her.

Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 7 months on issues concerning grief

My life has changed since meeting Sharon! I am always heard, never judged & always leave each session feeling extremely hopeful!

Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Sharon has been a great match for me and has been wonderful.

Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Sharon is very kind and thoughtful and provided insight into my issues and ways to cope with my family members.

Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Very sweet and understanding. Gives a nice perspective

Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amazing as always !

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management