Sharon MillerLCSW

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If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

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.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

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.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

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.

Specialties

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Adoption & foster care

Autism spectrum disorder

LGBTQIA related issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Borderline Personality Disorder

Adolescent mental health

Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Fees

$125

First Session

$125

Family Therapy

$125

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Family Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Multicultural Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Telebehavioral Health Institute Practitioner Certified

National Association of Social Workers - Military, Veterans and Families - Clinical Social Worker Certification

Licensure

FL, LCSW, SW 16944

NM, LCSW, C-09892

Education

Masters, Social Work, Clinical Practice, New Mexico Highlands University

Work History

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.

Location

4142 Mariner Blvd., Suite 235, Spring Hill, 34609, FL