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Sharon Ward, MS, LPC, NCC

 

Sharon L. Ward, MS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and  National Certified Counselor.  Sharon holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Development from Texas Woman’s University.  Since 1994 she has worked with a wide variety of individuals during her graduate training & postgraduate employment, both with non-profit agencies and in private practice.

Specialties

v       Depression

v       Anxiety

v       Stress

v       Adult Survivors of Abuse

v       Trauma Recovery

v       Eating Disorders – Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Eating Disorders

v       Grief and Loss

v       PREPARE/ENRICH - Premarital and Marital Enrichment

      Counseling

v       Men – socialization, relationship and work issues

Approach to psychotherapy:

v      Treatment should be personalized based on the individual client’s needs, strengths, resources and goals.

v      I use a variety of therapeutic approaches:

§         Cognitive – learning how our thinking impacts emotions and behavior and challenging that thinking where necessary to make desired changes 

§         Interpersonal – looking beyond just the individual to explore the importance of relationships (both at home and at work) on current functioning 

§         Educational – giving clients factual information they need to help them create new options 

§         Experiential -  using guided imagery, drawing, and other non-verbal means to explore issues (this does not include hypnosis)

v      I advocate a treatment team approach.  This means that part of my job includes helping people get connected with community and professional resources that will help them reach their goals more effectively.   

v      Prevention is critical and Education is a vital part of that effort.  For that reason, I frequently give presentations in the community (schools, churches, parent groups, medical and mental health professionals) on a variety of topics as determined by the group’s needs and interest.

“What I really love about this work is the opportunity to work with people in the process of exploring and striving to reach therapeutic goals.  We often get closed in by a set of assumptions about ourselves and our relationships that keep us from reaching truly attainable changes. It is exciting to watch the growth and change that people are able to make as they discover hidden resources for transformation within themselves.”

 

Contact Sharon: LPC.Ward@yahoo.com

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