Sharla Harrison

(MS, LPC, NCC)
Therapist Sharla Harrison Photo

About Me

Adolescence is the most difficult time of all. Kids are not little kids anymore and yet they are not quite adults. They are searching for an identity separate from their parents and it can be quite a bumpy road. I studied a master theorist, Piaget. He wrote volumes of information on "Adolescent Egocentrism". During this time, kids feel invincible, that nothing will happen to them, and they are the center of the universe. It takes understanding parents to allow their child the room to find their unique identity without totally disrupting the entire family. I believe that I am particularly good at helping with this childhood developmental issue. Working together, we can help your young adult emerge as a well-rounded and fully functioning individual.

I conduct 45-minute sessions, beginning on the hour and ending at a quarter till. A "No Show is considered to be fifteen minutes past the hour. Now ... the first step is to hop onto my calendar and schedule an appointment. We'll take it from there. Talk soon! Charlie


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2003021001 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Sharla helped me overcome so much in our time together in multiple aspects of my life. She helped me find hope when I didn’t think there was any. I feel strong and powerful now like I can accomplish anything . I would recommend her to anyone in need of self improvement, or just in need of someone awesome to talk to. Thank you so much sharla you are amazing! ❤️

Written by N.A. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Charlie has been such a great help for me. She's a great listener and can empathize with her client in meaningful ways. Charlie telling her stories of her life helped me connect with her and certainly enriches the overall therapy experience.

Certainly recommend her to anyone seeking help :)

Written by D.A. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

I love this therapist!

Written by T.R. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 weeks

Sharla has been working with my daughter, and it is going really well. I am starting to see my daughter like she used to be.

Written by R.I. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

One of the most caring and understanding people i know, genuine in her actions and a solid loving person couldn't ask for a better therapist and one who will get down to the bottom of the source but will do it with you all the way. Never once have i felt lost or led astray by her.

Written by J.O. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Charlie has been a great help for my husband and me. We spoke with her about communication concerns and she acted as both a great sounding board and as a resource for advice, guidance and tips. I can genuinely say that Charlie has guided us to a very good place and has given us the tools we need to continue to keep communicating better. Thanks a million, Charlie!!!

Written by M.I. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and compassion fatigue

She is empathetic and responsive

Written by M.I. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sharla has been very helpful to me and my concerns.

Written by A.B. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Charlie is a breath of fresh air. She listens intently and is there to offer any feedback and support as you need/want it. The first few counselors I didn't quite hit it off with, but I am so glad I got matched with Charlie!!! She is non-judgemental and always makes you feel valued and understood.

Written by P.H. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is very personable and has provided us with many ways to address our concerns. She is relatable and is able to grasp the root cause of our issues. She is extremely easy to talk to and has provided us with tools to communicate better. Thank you

Written by D.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

So far I have found Sharla (Charlie) to be sensitive, attentive and instructive. She has already gotten to the root of my issue and helping me navigate it with positive reinforcement and firm guidance.

Written by Y.U. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Charlie is so easy to talk to and understanding and I recommend her to anyone starting out therapy! I never felt judged by her and she always made me feel validated in our sessions.

Written by J.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Listens & understands well
Practical advice

Written by L.A. on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am very happy to have found a therapist that speak the same "language" as me. Her modalities and our discussions really resonate and I appreciate that I can be open and honest without feeling judged.
I truly enjoy working with her and look forward to our weekly sessions.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Sharla is very competent and a good listener. She made me feel heard and appreciated. I would come to her again in the future.

Written by K.I. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I made an immediate and comforting connection to Charlie (Sharla) which helped me begin working on issues I’ve been having right away!
When speaking with Charlie I felt heard and understood. Charlie helped me embrace things about myself I’d been struggling with. I cannot thank her enough.

Written by S.A. on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charlie has really helped me out these past few months. She is professional, yet personable and she has been through my journey every step of the way. I have a difficult time opening up about the things I struggle with to my friends/loved ones and Charlie has provided me with ways and helped me not carry such burdens and to love myself!

Written by K.I. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Sharla “Charlie” is a wonderful person and counselor. She is so insightful and has really helped me process my feelings and thoughts. I highly recommend her!

Written by H.A. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So nice and cares about my mental health

Written by M.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

Sharla (Charlie) has been so insightful and helpful as she assists me on my journey of self healing. She uses humor and grace as she gently makes me confront those voices in my head that make me feel not good enough.

Written by D.O. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is absolutely wonderful and helpful!

Written by S.T. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sharla, or “Charlie” is wonderful! I look forward to talking to her. Her positive attitude is comforting, and she is nonjudgmental. Highly recommend!

Written by B.R. on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Sharla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I have enjoyed "Charley's" personality and recommendations. I felt listened to and genuine commiseration.

Written by H.A. on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very helpful and easy to talk to. Had a great first session.

Written by B.A. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Sharla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

She is great

Written by L.I. on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Sharla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Wonderful!