MA, LCMHCA, EMDR & DETUR trained
Sharon’s passion is that every client experiences the healing, restoration and transformation that they desire and deserve. Collective life experiences working with Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled individuals, as well as volunteering as a youth group leader and an advocate for adoptive and foster families, led her to pursue a second career in the field of professional counseling. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (LCMHC) at Liberty University. She places the utmost emphasis on being attuned to clients’ needs and creating an atmosphere of understanding, hope, empathy and emotional safety believing that a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to the counseling process.
Practicing from a holistic/integrative foundation, Sharon focuses on the whole person, body, mind and spirit. Her trauma informed experience consists of working with children, adolescents, adults, families, groups and couples who have dealt with grief, anxiety, depression, eating-disorders, substance use/addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, betrayal trauma and attachment issues. She values working with clients from various backgrounds. She is trained in EMDR (eye movement and desensitization reprocessing) and DeTUR (desensitization of triggers and urges) and utilizes several models of evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Adaptive Information Processing Model and Internal Family Systems.
Sharon has been married for three decades and has four children. As the mother of an adopted child, she also has a passion for coming alongside adoptive and foster families. Sharon believes that life is not a snapshot, but a full-length film and that present pain can be a necessary catalyst for lifelong transformation and healing.