Sharon Simmons

LCSW, LISW

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

KY LCSW 3376

OH LISW I.2103246


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sharon Simmons. 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 L.E. on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am so grateful to have been paired with Sharon! She has walked me through various theraputic modalities that have absolutely changed my life and my perspective of myself. She is helping me reach my mental health goals, she listens, understands and guides. I highly recommend Sharon, and BetterHelp to anyone looking to start their healing journey!

Written by V.A. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

I strongly believe in finding the right fit when it comes to a therapist and, for me, Sharon is that fit. She provides practical tools, allows me to steer the conversation, and is willing to try new tools. 10/10 recommend her.

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sharon listens and offers suggestions when appropriate. She makes me feel validated in some of my feelings that i struggle with.

Written by D.E. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great listener and offer great ways to help me cope and grow as a person

Written by A.R. on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Sharon is incredible, she is a great listener and provided me with excellent tips. I have a busy schedule and her schedule is perfect for my busy lifestyle. I loved that she was passionate about helping me.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I genuinely can not say enough good things about Sharon. The amount of progress that I've made in such a short time is unbelievable truly. She is everything I could have asked for in a therapist and I've gone from feeling completely disassociated from myself to feeling confident and happy again in just 2 months!

Written by A.L. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She's quite kind and she actually listens to what I'm saying and gives me multiple options for going forward with my treatment.

Written by B.R. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very pleased. Very professional and empathetic yet down to earth

Written by J.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and career difficulties

I have really enjoyed working with Ms. Simmons. She makes me feel heard and then provides relevant feedback and information to help me work through/process situations/feelings/emotions. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone in need of a provider.

Written by S.Y. on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sharon listens and gives appropriate feedback. Her digital responses are timely and comforting. When she recommends homework or exercises she sends them to me immediately during or after our sessions.

Written by K.E. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Absolutely love her !

Written by M.A. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I’m so thankful for Sharon. I feel like I’ve been placed with the right person for me. She’s empathetic and kind and has really been helping me.

Work with me!