My path started with my educational background and career working in psychiatric hospitals. That background definitely informs what I do. However, my personal history is what makes this my calling.
I moved back to California from Texas after having a number of important but not “the right one” relationships. Now 40 years old, I was dating and didn’t think that I had anything specifically to do with why I was still single.
Not the right man, not the right time. Not the right woman. All true.
But what I didn’t really know was why?
Why were my friends all married and not me? Why did it seem like all the people I met were married and not me? Certainly, I knew other single women my age who weren’t married, but we were all the exception, not the rule.
I had been in therapy. I had discussed my loneliness and sadness about the situation, but I hadn’t gotten anywhere.
Then I met my mentor. She worked with me in a way no therapist had ever done before. She was more education-oriented. She was more in-my-face. She guided me to change my identity to be who I was truly born to be, not the mask I’d been walking around with that I hadn’t even realized I’d created.
Friends and acquaintances had always said, “you’re so confident and independent.”
Not bad things, but I also wanted to be in a relationship and didn’t always feel so sure of myself. I did not want to be seen as less than or, G-d forbid, vulnerable. So I had created this persona so no one would think I was lacking or wanting or sad or lonely.
Yet I was lonely and sad.
My close friends knew. But to the outside world, I looked like I had it all together and didn’t want or need a relationship.
The work my mentor and I did together was on dropping the mask, to get back to the real me – the me beneath all the “supposed-to-be’s” and the “don’t-want-them-to-see’s” – so I could relax fully and comfortably in who I am and who I was born to be.
She helped me gain a sense of self-acceptance and self-compassion. And she awoke a different sort of self-care and self-love than I had been doing. It’s not all about mani-pedis and good workouts.
Not too long after, on a night when I wasn’t looking, a man approached me. He didn’t need me to be looking at him because he could see and feel the new me. I radiated different energy than I had been giving off for so many years previously.
And we’ve been together ever since. Married happily. He loves me exactly as I am. No mask. Just me.
I feel the same way about him. We both feel blessed to be together.
So I am passionate about guiding other women to have their breakthroughs.
Clients say remarkable things about the impact our work has on the success of their love life.
Example comments include:
“I credit Dr. Sharon with helping me to be in my current healthy relationship; without her, I think I would have made some mistakes in how I have handled the very intimate issues that we have already faced.”
~ 40-something female, NOW MARRIED!
“My work with you has been so valuable to me… Eight months ago, a wonderful man met me who I had actually met years before. All my insights about being feminine and patient, open, receptive, available, and respectful have served me well. I am so grateful…”
~ 60-something female. ENGAGED!
“I know our relationship would not have survived had we not been coming to see you. You taught us so much and have been integral to our relationship’s success.”
~ 40-something couple, together for over 5 years. Each had “one foot out the door” when they arrived. Currently ENGAGED!!
Similar benefits await when you decide to invest in yourself and invite me to serve you in the powerful ways that I can support your success in love and in life.
What lights me up about this work is knowing that having love in your life is possible for you. You are SO WORTHY of healthy, beautiful, stable, committed, juicy love. Even if you’ve lost hope, I will hold the space of hope for you.
What sets me apart from others is that my work comes from the aggregate of my background as a psychotherapist, as a student of Dr. Pat Allen, Carl Jung, transactional analysis, the science of adult attachment, biology, brain, and body science, my personal journey, and my continued thirst for on-going knowledge.
I am a consultant. I work from the philosophy that whatever you’ve been doing up until this point is not working. I will train you on what it is you should be saying or doing that will best serve you. The work we do together re-wires your brain so that the changes you make last a lifetime.
Contact me for your initial LOVE BREAKTHROUGH session. This session is all about you. Where are you at now? What are your needs? Where do you want to go from here? The session is uniquely tailored to you because the magic happens when we find out how can I best serve you now and possibly in the future.
Connect with me NOW to explore how I can guide you to have the life you imagine with the man of your dreams.
Click here to schedule your initial LOVE BREAKTHROUGH session.
For those who the credentials are important:
I graduated from UCLA (B.A. in Sociology; Business and Administration concentration), USC (Master in Social Work; Families and Children concentration) and the University of Texas at Austin (Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D., School of Social Work).
I am also credentialed as a Transactional Analysis Practitioner by the United States Transactional Analysis Association and in Androgynous Semantic Realignment® by the WANT® Institute.
Before, I spent time honing my clinical education in the psychiatric hospital setting. I worked with individuals, couples, groups, and multi-family groups.
I was in charge of the Outpatient admissions process at Seton Shoal Creek Hospital in Austin, Texas. Included programs: a Substance Abuse & Addictions Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and an Adult (Mental Health & Well-Being) IOP.
I’ve worked for start-up companies, music & film festivals, as a social coordinator and much more. All these experiences add to the secret sauce that makes me who I am.
I provide inspiration and help for women who are
- having growing pains in a relationship,
- going through a breakup, seeking to recover and move on AND
- going through a dry spell.
My BIG goal is to help rid the world of unnecessary loneliness and poor communication. Any person who wants to be will be in a relationship of ever-lasting love with their “meant-to-be” partner, feeling connected and loved…that is my vision of success.
Allow me to help you have your vision of success. I’d be honored.