Sharon Fischer, LCSW

License #25683
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy
Anxiety, Children, Life Transition, OCD, Parenting, Teens
Short term (Solution-focused), Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic), Behavioral (CBT, DBT)
Mornings, Around Noon, Afternoons, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Taking new clients
Telehealth, In-person
English
Ethera Irvine
Out of Pocket, Superbill
$250 first session
$175 ongoing

Meet Sharon Fischer

Sharon Fischer, LCSW is a child and adolescent therapist specializing in anxiety, behavior issues, life transitions, and parenting. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Providence College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College. She has worked and trained in both CA and MA. Sharon has been practicing since 2006. Her therapeutic training and experience include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, positive parenting, and play therapy. She has extensive CBT training by Dr. David Burns at Stanford University. She has practiced in pediatric medical practice, private practice, and clinic settings. Her therapeutic background combined with her own parenting experience gives her a unique perspective to help you and your family navigate life’s hurdles.

 

What would your clients and colleagues say is your therapy superpower?

My therapy superpower is my ability to empathize with clients. I am a highly sensitive person which gives me the ability to feel others’ feelings and connect with people’s joy and pain. I feel strongly that connection is the key to helping someone heal. Of course that also means I need to be really good about practicing self care, which is always a work in progress.

 

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

When I was a kid, therapy was not super common in my family, although I had always wondered about talking to someone. As a young adult attending graduate school for social work, therapy was encouraged. So at this point in my life I sought out my own therapy and was so glad I did. Therapy gave me invaluable insight into myself and helped me navigate hurdles that can arise in life. I realized that if I had been given the gift of therapy as a child, I would have had that insight much younger and probably been better equipped for adulthood. This experience inspired me to work with kids in my practice. I love working with kids! I love helping them gain confidence to face life’s hurdles at all the stages of development. It is truly a gift to have someone really get you and help guide you towards healing.

 

If you had not become a therapist, what profession would you have chosen and why?

If I had not become a therapist I would have liked to open a restaurant of local, organic and tasty foods. I am a foodie and my favorite restaurants are usually the local ones. And who doesn’t love delicious food that is actually healthy for you?

 

 

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Short Term (Solution-focused, etc.) 
Ideal for those who are coming in with a specific problem they’d like to address and gain clarity on. Typically, short term therapies are present focused and do not dive deep into your past.

Structured
Structured therapies are goal and progress oriented. Therapists may incorporate psychoeducation and a specific “curriculum.” In order to stay on track, therapists may provide worksheets and homework.

Insight-oriented (Psychodynamic, Existential, etc.) 
Exploring the past and making connections to present issues can help clients gain insight. Getting to the root of the issue and finding deeper self-awareness can help with long-term change.

Non-directive (Humanistic, Person-centered, etc.)
Going with the flow and seeing where it leads.

Behavioral (CBT, DBT, etc.)
Focuses on changing potentially unhealthy or self-destructive behaviors by addressing problematic thought patterns and specific providing coping skills.

Trauma Focused (EMDR, TF-CBT, etc.)
Recognizing the connection between trauma experiences and your emotional and behavioral responses, trauma focused therapy seeks to help you heal from traumas.