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!
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
KY LCSW 3376
OH LISW I.2103246
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
Dr. Sharon Simmons is amazing!
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue