About Sharon

WELCOME

“Every storm runs out of rain.” ~ Gary Allan

This moment in time is unlike any other and, hopefully, we are turning the corner. Still, this surreal experience we’re all dealing with has brought up feelings of anxiety, depression, and loss for many people that never experienced it before. For others is has exacerbated stress that was already elevated due to responsibilities around work, close relationships, and rearing kids. My philosophy is that even crisis brings great opportunity for growth. Knowing how to sort through difficult feelings and to help calm ourselves so we can make good choices is the most important thing we need right now, for our own wellbeing but also for our friends, our families, and most important of all our children.

If you’re struggling to manage the tumultuous changes we’re all facing, as an individual or couple, I’m so glad you found your way here. I am a Gestalt therapist who incorporates a family systems lens. To alleviate the anxiety, depression, or sense of loss so many are facing, I can offer tools and insights to move you toward your goals– from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Clinical Hypnosis. My practice is online and I use a Hipaa compliant platform to ensure your privacy is secured.

My approach is gentle but direct and humor is mandatory! My clients tell me I’m easy to talk to and they feel deeply cared for. At the same time, I’m an action oriented therapist, and I challenge you to be honest with yourself.

If you haven’t done online therapy before, I promise you it’s easy and effective. Please call me at 310.651.7412 or e-mail me at sharon@sharoncoulter.com. We can determine if I’m a good fit for you and if so set up an appointment at your convenience. At this time, I am seeing clients during the week from 9-6 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education       

Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles

Master of Arts in Counseling, Loyola Marymount University

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, University of California Los Angeles

K-12 and College Counselor, Credentialed by the California Department of Education

Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Certified, William Glasser Institute, Loyola Marymount University

Gestalt Therapy Certified (2-year program)

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certified

Neuro Linguistic Programming – Master Practitioner Level

Maternal Mental Health – Certified, Los Angeles County Maternal Mental Health

Post-graduate Training in Early Childhood; Grief & Bereavement; Addictions

Awards

Golden Key National Honor Society, Member

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Honorary Member

Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Member

Professional Affiliations               

CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)

ASCH (American Society of Clinical Hypnosis)

CASE (The Council for Advancement and Support of Education)

Community Partnerships
Former Parent/Support Group Leader, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach
Former Co-Vice President of Programs, South Bay-Long Beach Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Group Facilitator, Bereavement Counseling, The Gathering Place, Torrance

Presenter, Local high schools and Colleges