About Me

Hello! My name is Sharon Walker. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing counseling, therapy, and clinical case management. My primary roles have involved working with individuals and families dealing with mental health challenges, crises, and trauma-related outcomes. I have served across a broad range of environments; including hospice respite care, behavioral health, corrections, county jails, emergency rooms, residential facilities, and mobile crisis. As a former Clinical Supervisor and Counselor for a rape crisis center, I also have extensive experience working with survivors of childhood and adult sexual trauma. I received my Masters in Social Work in 2014 from University of New England in Biddeford, ME.

Whether you want to heal, maintain, go on a self-journey, find your voice, or just be heard I would love to work with you. My background also includes working with individuals in the areas of substance abuse, family dynamics, boundary issues and development, caregiving, guardianship, and spiritual abuse.

My counseling style is friendly, natural, and open. The approaches I use often are Client-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, and Solution-Focused Therapy; however, I commonly use a blend of modalities to fit individual needs and preferences. It is a privilege to provide a safe space for you and to honor the dignity and worth you already have as a human being.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.024182


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sharon Walker. 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 on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I really appreciate Sharon’s sound advice and insights.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to

Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon has been the most supportive, understanding, and encouraging therapist I’ve ever had the pleasure to see. She has made this healing journey enjoyable and taught me ways to heal that will stick with me for a lifetime. Thank you, Sharon!!!

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Sharon has been amazing! She has helped me find how to ground myself in anxiety-inducing moments. Great to talk to. Feels like having coffee with a friend!

Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Sharon is a good listener. She is compassionate and caring. She listens and gives sound advice. She has helped me a lot.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Sharon is a pleasure to talk to, and I felt safe sharing with her. Very relatable, warm, charming, and gave me plenty of new supports and ideas to consider.

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Sharon for a short time, but she has already helped me so much!

Written on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharon is very sweet and patient! I love how easy she is to talk to !

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very patient and kind, listens to all my concerns without judgement and give good advice.

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Sharon is amazing, I had the best experience possible. She made my first time in therapy fun and helped me in many ways.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Sharon’s perspective & ability to break things down for me. She’s been a great listener & provides great techniques that actually help me get through my issues.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd

Awesome therapist!!!

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharon is great, and I feel comfortable sharing with her. I’ve been going back to therapy for a few months and already see results!

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I felt a lot better after one session with Sharon. She’s easy to talk to, patient, and offers ideas and feedback in a gentle way. Highly recommend!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

After one session and her responding to my drama yesterday, I find her thoughtful, caring, understanding, helpful and a professional with the background I likely need to get through this.

Written on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sharon really understands my concerns and addresses them well. I feel better after just a couple of sessions with her.

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd

She gives me tangible tools to help me heal

Work with me!