Hello! My name is Sharon Spencer Rose. I have over 10 years of counseling. I earned a Divinity degree and a Masters degree in Christian Counseling from The Oral Roberts University in Christian in 2002 and 2003. I am licensed professional counselor and licensed addiction counselor.
I see counseling as a process in which you, the client, and I, the Counselor having come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to explore and define present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.
I approach counseling from both a systems and cognitive-behavioral perspective. A Systems Theorist views most human life as being guided by emotional forces which to a varying degree can be regulated by an individual’s ability to think. Systems believe that people are able to modify their responses to the automatic emotional input by undertaking a study of their own patterns of behavior and their link to patterns of behavior in their multigenerational family. In cognitive-behavioral, patterns of thoughts and actions are explored in order to better understand the clients' problems and to develop solutions. However, each individual is unique and may require other approaches to finding a resolution, for this reason an integrative approach that of emerging various approaches may be deemed necessary in order to produce an effective result. I work with clients in a variety of formats, including individually, as couples and as families. I also conduct group therapy as needed.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 4737
Sharon is new to me but I feel really heard. She's generated a safe space and I feel comfortable with her.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes