I am an independent licensed clinical and certified social worker for the past 11 years. My main specialty areas are Veterans issues related to PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders,, disability (including spinal cord injury), trauma (including sexual), intimate partner violence, grief and loss, aging among others. I also specialize in child protective issues related to sexual abuse and neglect.
I provide services using combination of the following modalities including, but not limited to Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy as well CBT.
My approach to therapy is relaxed and interactive. I encourage participation and use of meditation and breathing exercises to address stress and trauma. It is important that those I service are able to positively engage in sessions so they ultimately benefit and grow to become their best self.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Expats , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 17154
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From the very first session I've felt heard and respected. Sharon is always helpful and on point, making therapy a joyful adventure rather than a stressful experience
Very good experience for me; I now know a lot more about myself!
Sharon was so kind and lovely to talk to. I was immediately set at ease with her. It was clear she had extensive experience and knowledge to share. I always left our sessions with a lot to think about and put into practice.
Sharon’s expertise is impressive. She has helped me really identify my true needs
for therapy and helped me implement ways to help myself through challenging moments.
Sharon is amazing! I have been searching for the right therapist for years and now I've found her.
Sharon is wonderful with validating my concerns and offers strategies to deal with stressful situations. I feel more empowered after a session with her.
Sharon is an amazing therapist. She understands my issues and feelings and has my best interest at heart.
Sharon has been wonderful so far. Within the first three sessions I have already experienced progress in dealing with issues and have received practical advice and support.
I came into therapy a very timid and broken person. Through Sharon’s help I was able to grow and become a better person. I learned to love myself and not be so hard on myself. I cannot thank Sharon enough for absolutely everything she has done as my therapist.
Sharon has given me some tools that will better help me navigate life such as dealing with anger and anxiety, positive affirmations and accepting my mistakes knowing that they are a part of life.
Sharon has been a great listener and has given me many helpful coping tools. I’ve felt comfortable and safe in all our sessions. I feel truly grateful and heard. I couldn’t thank her enough. Highly recommended!
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I feel so comfortable talking to her and always feel better after our sessions. She reminds me to keep up good habits and be grateful for all the positives!
First session was amazing
Warm and engaged listener. Felt heard and cared for.
Sharon is a wonderful listener, encourager, and therapist. I was hesitant to begin therapy after not speaking to a therapist for 5+ years, but Sharon made me feel confident in my decision to speak with her. I couldn’t have asked for a better match.
Sharon is fantastic and has helped me a lot with concrete tools
Having someone who has a similar communication style helps tremendously. Sharon is both direct and approachable. Having your intelligence recognized and utilized in your healing method puts the process of healing directly into your hands. I, for one, find peace in having a place where I am heard verbatim and not in a he generalized sense.
She listens and is very knowledgeable while giving the tools to work through your concerns.
Shes been amazing
professional and caring
I truly think she listens to what my concerns are and help me talk thru my issues
She is a wonderful listener and makes me feel so comfortable. I've grown so much in just a few sessions