I have worked in the helping profession for over 25 years because of my love for assisting populations to overcome issues, that hinders their ability to function to the best of their ability,using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach.
Initially, I started with a background in Social Services to Families with Children, with a focus on stabilizing the family unit, by providing case management services and counseling to oppressed populations.
My experience evolved into my role as a Mental Health Specialist, providing counseling and Resources to Social Service recipients, who were experiencing problems becoming gainfully employed due to mental health issues , such as Depression and Anxiety issues. A focus on removing the barriers prohibiting them to obtain employment was identified, and counseling / case management, and family issues were addressed.
Substance Addiction/Abuse, and School Counselor is also a part of my expertise, and experience.
I look forward to assisting my clients identify, address, and work through issues that prohibit them to move forward, and to live the best life possible.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 18865
Excellent therapist. She is very helpful with my mental state and provides guidance on how I should approach various situations.
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and sleeping disorders
I've had 2 sessions with Sheila to date and can honestly say that I really appreciate her candor and objectivity. I look forward to meeting with her for future sessions.
Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
A fantastic listener with a supportive ear! I always felt better and empowered after my sessions with! She is a wonderful therapist!
Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sheila is a person easy to engage with good listener skills and knowledge to guide me with my issues will continue meeting with her.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes
I want to really recommend this therapist. I had her for about a month, and she helped me greatly realize things that I could've been doing to help better my mental health, but kept being far too hard on myself. I feel like I've realized the ways I can communicate with people in my life that may be a bit difficult to talk to, and I hope to practice that form of communication moving forward. She's wonderful.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 1 month on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Gets to the root of the issues.
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Sheila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue