About Sharon

WELCOME

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne Dyer

My philosophy is that even crisis brings great opportunity for growth. Knowing how to sort through difficult feelings and ground ourselves so we can make good choices is the most important thing we need, for our own wellbeing but also for our friends, our families, and most important of all our children.

Whether you’re struggling to manage small or tumultuous challenges, as an individual, a couple, or as a parent, I’m so glad you found your way here. I am a Gestalt therapist who incorporates a family systems lens. My hope is to equip you with tools and insights to move you toward your goals– using therapy approaches such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gestalt and Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. My deep knowledge of addiction recovery, ADD, trauma, the grief process, and peri-natal issues including post-partum depression further informs my work. Whatever issue you’re facing, most important of all, I offer you the curiosity and compassion that perhaps you lack. Socrates said, “Curiosity is the beginning of wisdom.” That is where our journey together begins.

My approach is gentle but direct and humor is mandatory! I enjoy working with adolescents, adults and couples. 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 so we can identify the parts of you that are underdeveloped as well as your strengths.

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 10-5 p.m. My practice is online and I use a Hipaa compliant platform to ensure your privacy is secured.

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)

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Certified Life Coach

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

Post-graduate Training in Collaborative Divorce

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 for Teen Mental Health, 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