Therapy is not like they show it happens in the movies. It's not this great "AHA" moment where everything falls into place and is "fixed" at once; rather, it is more of a series of small "Ahhh" moments, which open clarity and help the client see things differently. Therapy is not going to go where YOU don't want to go - remember, YOU are driving the bus - if you don't bring it up and talk about it, then it won't get addressed. Therapy doesn't "fix" you - you're not broken! Therapy helps you understand HOW you experience the world in YOUR way - and helps you understand a better way to navigate through the world more comfortably.
There are several barriers, but a huge barrier is being able to access services. Telehealth has certainly opened up the opportunity for many to seek counseling services when they could not receive services before, either due to location or lack of availability of providers in their areas. Schedules also have a way of making mental health care "take a back seat" in a client's life, as people are now busier than ever, it seems. Telehealth allows a new flexibility to scheduling for appointments.
Goal-setting is a collaborative approach. A therapist and the client have to work together to set reasonable goals, or the goals will not be successful. My role as a therapist is to guide my client to develop goals which can be achieved; because "you are your own best expert". Setting goals are important because they help you remain accountable for the things you want to achieve. Identifying what you want to work on, and identifying the steps which need to be taken to reach a successful outcome, checking in on those steps to see how you're doing with them, is the key to success. therapy goals can be fluid and are not rules, they need to be flexible and changed, if necessary, to have a successful outcome.
Abuse/Survivors of abuse
Adoption & foster care
Autism spectrum disorder
LGBTQIA related issues
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Adolescent mental health
Aging related concerns
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Telebehavioral Health Institute Practitioner Certified
National Association of Social Workers - Military, Veterans and Families - Clinical Social Worker Certification
FL, LCSW, SW 16944
NM, LCSW, C-09892
Masters, Social Work, Clinical Practice, New Mexico Highlands University
Sharon is a clinical social worker, educator, and behavior support consultant. She has several years’ experience working in educational and mental health settings specifically with children, adults with disabilities, the Military, Veterans and their families. Sharon also strives to meet the technical needs of clients by using a combination of electronic platforms, including secure video and telephonic sessions. When working with clients, Sharon utilizes several approaches and customizes the treatment to meet the individual’s needs within the therapeutic setting.
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