Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 88879
Being a therapist is one of the most rewarding jobs out there! I have seen so many people (young ones, adults, families) come into my doors and feel so apprehensive about the therapy process (which totally makes sense!) It takes courage to reach out and to want something to be different! More so why I value creating a space to be seen and heard. I identify as a highly sensitive therapist and person. Creating an atmosphere where painful and confusing places don't have to be traveled alone is a very big part of the therapy process. I have witnessed so many clients tell me that having an honest and safe space to share things they have been holding in for so long feels like a big relief!
Therapy can be a sacred space where we can find the courage to face life, ask hard questions, and listen to ourselves to develop our own voice and create a new perspective.
For over a decade, I have had the honor of witnessing individuals, parents, children/teens, families and couples feel more confident in themselves, gain skills to navigate through their emotions, stressors, and thoughts, and learn how to relate and connect in more meaningful ways to each other. Again this is such a privilege for me to see this change and process transpire when people are willing to heal.
I personally believe in the process of therapy as I have been through my own counseling and value it as a worthwhile investment in my own life. Without it I would not be the same person I am today and I am a better therapist for it. I cherish the quote, "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross-
I am also a Christian and believe that our emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical are all connected together. I can integrate the Christian faith if that is what the client desires (prayer, scripture, exploration, etc).
My training and experiences(if you want to see more about Sharon's training click here) entail working with individuals, couples, children (6 years and up) and teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties,attention difficulties, social difficulties, life adjustments and highly sensitive individuals.