Sharon Wharton

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Hello, thanks for taking the time to learn more about who I am and how I work. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, and I've been practicing for over 3 years. I have experience in depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. To me, therapy is a very exciting and rewarding experience, whether providing it or receiving it. I've been on both sides, so I have a great deal of respect for where you are and the courage it takes to reach out for support. I can't seem to get enough of hearing other people's stories, and helping them figure out how to have a more fulfilling, happier life.

What I've found is that we all have what it takes within us to create a beautiful life. Sometimes we just need someone to listen, to identify where we might be telling ourselves a story that limits our happiness, and help us change that story to one that empowers us. When difficult things happen, such as a loss or a sudden change we didn't see coming, often we cope by shutting down or finding a way to control things. Identifying that you may be coping in ways that don't serve you is the first step. Knowing you want to change is the next step. Asking for help is where you are now.

I will work with you to accept where you are now, find the strengths and skills you already have, and use them to climb out of your current state of unhappiness, guilt, shame, or numbness, and toward more flexibility, joy, love, and gratitude. I use various techniques and modalities to achieve this with you, and constantly remain responsive and centered on your needs and preferences for therapy. Some of the techniques I use are based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, along with Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I strongly believe in the importance of developing a foundation of self-compassion, and this is at the heart of my practice. I have used these techniques in my personal development and they are life-changing. I would be honored to work with you and be part of your transformation.



Specialties

  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LSW.0009921284 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by T.A. on Aug 26, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Sharon is highly compassionate and validating. Strong in CBT skills and supporting courageous shifts! I would easily recommend Sharon.

Written by H.E. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Compassionate, logical and very helpful at deciphering the root of why I am freaking out! Grateful for her insight

Written by D.A. on Jun 12, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and anger management

Sharon has been excellent from the beginning. I've found her to be very approachable and easy to open up about topics that I usually don't want to talk about. I've been given practical help and have already started to notice a significant improvement in my daily life. I would recommend Sharon to anyone.

Written by A.M. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and career difficulties

Sharon is wonderful, kind, and listens to your needs. Her advice is always caring and helpful.

Written by T.E. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

From day 1, Sharon was really spot on about where my internal struggles come from. I've never been in therapy and had heard it takes years to really get somewhere, but I appreciate that Sharon doesn't waste any time. She doesn't string you along, she really works to help you every minute. For me, I'm finding value in therapy that helps me identify issues directly, and that provides me with structured exercises for moving forward. Sharon is great for those who are proactive about their well-being and she focuses on helping you build your mental "tool-belt".

Written by S.I. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management

I have seen therapists over periods of time throughout my life. If you had told me some of the greatest insights would come from someone I had never even met in person, I would not have believed you. But Sharon Wharton is incredible. Compassionate, wise, generous with her time and resources - and a straight-shooter. She is not here to placate you; she is here to help clients learn, reassess and grow. I am grateful for her counsel.

Written by E.L. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Compassion radiates from Sharon, and her sense of self makes the conversations such a safe space to say everything and be open and honest. I've been with her for a few months, and I trust her deeply and fully. She has helped me address both minor and major roadblocks in my life, and I'm grateful for how she's helped me - and excited for our next session already.

Written by S.A. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Sharon is absolutely wonderful. She is supportive, understanding, and incredibly compassionate. Sharon is very responsive between sessions via messaging, and flexible with scheduling needs. She is a true gem, and I am so glad she is helping me through my journey!

Written by S.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Sharon is a very kind and understanding person. She is always there for you during the whole process, even when you don't reply to the messages, she will kindly remind you that she's there for you. With only few sentences she can open your eyes and mind and make you see things from another completely different perspective.

Written by L.U. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have had two sessions with Sharon and what an amazing professional and person she is. Her questioning and advice is spot.on. She can effectively pinpoint an issue and give you practical guidance that helps you out immediately. I am in awe and so grateful!

Written by M.I. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I had been in traditional talk therapy before coming to Better help and having Sharon as a therapist. I will say that I have gained more from her through our initial session than I had in tradition talk therapy!