Sharon Woodard

(MA, LCMHC)

About Me

Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who will provide you with a welcoming space where you can share your most intimate issues. Together, let us develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you move passed or better deal with your intricate life concerns.

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina, with ten years of experience, and I am pleased to offer my counseling services to you. I have counseled numerous individuals who struggled with different types of distress. I’ve counseled individuals who have had severe traumatic experiences as well as provided therapy for individuals who struggle with difficult transitions. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to aid individuals in resolving intricate life situations.

My theoretical orientation heavily emphasizes present-focused, mindful, and person-centered approaches, including both cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). My therapy style concentrates on the human potential for growth with an emphasis on freedom, meaning, self-determination, choice, and responsibility.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Control Issues , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #8631 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by R.O. on Nov 29, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharon has been a great counselor for me, she’s been very patient and understanding for me and has looked out for me when I needed it. I’m still learning each day from her but I’ve enjoyed her expertise and her care for me as a client of hers.

Written by A.N. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

I have learned so much working with Sharon. She has taught me a lot about why the narcissistic person in my life behaves & speaks the way he does. This helps me in my responding to him when our paths cross. I feel equipped to better deal with him going forward. I am truly grateful I had Sharon’s guidance & insight during the hardest parts of my recovery.

Written by J.A. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon listens and analyzes things I am not seeing. Very insightful and discerning and able to identify hidden feelings, thoughts and emotions while providing practical solutions that work.

Written by C.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Very pleased with Sharon.

Written by A.L. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Sharon was amazing! I started speaking with her during a really rough time in my life and even though we only talked for a few short months she made such a positive impact on my life. She helped me through things I had been struggling with for so long and really made me feel comfortable and safe and positive! I would recommend her to anyone! Sharon is the BOMB

Written by A.N. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Sharon is wonderful. I feel heard and supported and am very grateful for her expertise in navigating life’s tricky moments.

Written by S.H. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 3 months

My sessions with her have been so helpful. She is a great listener and provides clarity and encouragement when I need it. I have been able to unload some major emotional burdens in our sessions and I can tell the difference in my life.

Written by J.A. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon Woodard was an incredible help. She worked with me through some very difficult times in my life and we would have continued if I had been able to keep paying for BetterHelp. Sharon was kind, thoughtful, a good listener, and she gave me much needed advice. I appreciated that she gave me a direction to go rather than waiting for me to figure it out. I really valued our time together and I'm glad we were matched.

Written by V.I. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I wish everyone had a Sharon. The world would be a better place.

Written by T.R. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I had to stop my therapy. I thought I could handle it on my own. After 2 months im back, in worse shape then when I stopped. I love Sharon, she has helped me so much!

Written by K.E. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I knew from the moment I spoke to Ms. Woodard that she was a great fit for me and a calming presence in my times of need.

Written by S.H. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I suffer from anxiety, Sharons voice calms me. She has a soothing voice that really helps in relaxing me during our sessions.
She listens, suggests, asks questions and helps me explore my feelings and thoughts on a deeper level than I have ever done.
Sharon is helping me to look at myself differently and come to terms with issues in my life.

Written by C.H. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sharon is an excellent counselor, listener. She has sat and listened to all of my emotions, feelings, venting’s, ramblings in a very short period of time to get caught up with everything. I highly recommend her, she has help me out a lot and giving me a peace of mind and continues to help me.

Written by C.H. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon has been so wonderful and I really enjoy the help she gives me. I get a lot of value out of it.

Written by L.E. on Jul 10, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon has been counseling me for a little while now and it's amazing to see the progress I've made since I first started. I came to her struggling after a breakup and having her to go to with hard emotions helped me have a safe outlet to heal. She's helped me regain my confidence and move on from the breakup.

Written by B.R. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sharon is amazing at what she does. She listens well and helps me see things in a different perspective, which allows a lot of things to click for me. She is really genuine, caring and a pleasure to have as my counselor.

Written by B.R. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

I’ve been in therapy a few times in my life and never felt like I was listened to that I was being helped and in just one session Sharon has already made me feel I’m in a safe place being listened to and given things to do to help me cope and understand things.. and for me that is everything!

Written by B.R. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Just in the last few weeks that i have been talking with Sharon i feel that she is very compassionate and understanding. She listens and addresses my needs and what is bothering me and we talk through it. She wants to get to know me so she can help me achieve what i am looking for in a counselor. She is great and i am thankful that i Betterhelp set me up with her!

Written by B.E. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Sharon Woodard is an awesome counselor. She is helping me meet my therapy goals and is patient and understanding.

Written by K.I. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sharon is awesome counsel. Who is patient and willing to walk along with you to meet your goals.

Written by M.O. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sharon is very patient and does her best to understand you struggles. She's great at helping you understand yourself so you are able to set realistic goals. It took me awhile to trust the process for my own reasons, but Sharon was patient and encouraged me to be open and patient with myself to combat the very things that bought me here. I'm grateful and hopeful that I will be a better version of myself.

Written by N.A. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

My counselor listens to me and provides strategies to help aid in the areas that I need help in. She keeps communication with me, which I appreciate. Sometimes I send messages to her beyond midnight and she is responsive when needed.

Written by V.I. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

My first few weeks with Sharon have been very helpful and insightful. Sharon has shown me great care and respect and I really enjoyed my session(s) with her thus far. I highly recommend her to others who would be interested in online counseling.

Written by A.N. on May 03, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sharon Woodard is receptive, highly intuitive and proactive when it comes to meeting my needs, and helping me work towards the goals I have. She is not full of fluff that I have encountered in counseling before, she has research-backed suggestions and tools to help you help yourself. If you are serious about getting to the heart of your concerns, I would without a doubt suggest Sharon.

Written by M.I. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sharon is great! I feel comfortable talking to her about my issues & from the very beginning I feel progress and things have been brought to the surface that help me better understand myself!

Written by J.A. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is caring, kind and respectful.

Written by K.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I am so thankful I found Sharon! I have been to several counselors in the past that I never truly felt like would be able to help. I can discuss whatever I need and not feel judged. I am truly grateful.

Written by C.H. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Sharon has been incredible! She is understanding and extremely supportive while also encouraging growth! I highly recommend her! She is very responsive and helpful!