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Sharon WalkerLPC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

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What is your style/approach to therapy?

My approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and developing personal coping strategies that reduce current problems. My goal in therapy is to create a healthy therapeutic relationship with the client that promotes trust, care, and respect.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

Components include: The ability to communicate empathy and understanding to the patient. The therapist's openness, flexibility, and willingness to adapt the treatment to the patient's needs. The therapists actively solicit patients' input about the goals and methods of treatment, to facilitate collaboration. Emotional bond of trust, caring, and respect; agreement on the goals of therapy; and collaboration on the treatment plan.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I'm excited about the changes in attitudes toward mental illness. Many beliefs toward mental illness vary among ethnicities, countries, cultures, religions, and families. With the evolution of telehealth, many families and individuals are taking advantage of mental health counseling. The convenience of teletherapy allows the client the ease and convenience of receiving counseling in the comfort of their home. I'm also excited about the new development of evidence-based therapies that treat trauma (EMDR). These new therapies are helping disorders like PTSD and other mental illnesses.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Academic challenges

Stress

General Expertise

Self-Esteem

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Body image issues

Child mental health

College & graduate student issues

Divorce & separation

Domestic violence

Fees

First Session$125
Family Therapy$125
Group Therapy$125
Individual Therapy$125

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Bibliotherapy

Eclectic Therapy

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Board Certificated Counselor

Licensure

  • Virginia, Licensed Professional Counselor, 0701010233

Education

M.A. Counseling, Regent University

Work History

My counseling career began over twenty years as a Professional School Counselor in the high school setting. While working as a School Counselor, I also worked as an Intensive In-home Counselor and was quickly promoted to the Crisis team. As a Crisis Counselor, I would counsel individuals with coping and support after a major crisis. As a crisis counselor, I learned several of the qualities of crisis intervention are empathy, patience, and compassion. As a Crisis Counselor, I created a safe space where my clients could share without judgment or bias. I would offer different perspectives and taught therapeutic skills to clients on their journey to wellness. I opened my private practice, specializing in anxiety and mental health disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sharon Walker, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sharon Walker, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sharon Walker accepting new clients?

Yes, Sharon Walker is accepting new clients.

Does Sharon Walker accept insurance?

No, Sharon Walker does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Sharon Walker offer?

Sharon Walker offers therapy for families and individuals.

Does Sharon Walker offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Virginia can book Sharon Walker for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Sharon Walker offer online therapy?

Yes, Sharon Walker offers online therapy to people in Virginia.

How quickly can I see Sharon Walker?

Sharon Walker typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sharon Walker speak?

Sharon Walker conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sharon Walker online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sharon Walker online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.