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My name is Olufemi Sharp. Olufemi is pronounced O-la-fem-e. Some people prefer to call me Femi which is easier to pronounce and remember, either way is just fine with me.
A few things about me, I enjoy my work as a therapist. My expertise is in treating mood challenges and couples counseling. I call mood shifts challenges because having mood shifts is not always perceived as a mood disorder.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor MA, LPC, with 25 years of training, education and experience both as a therapist and in real life the school of hard knocks. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to doing this work; it's my honor to help people sort through the many twists and turns of life in the same way smart and caring people helped me when I needed most.
Most importantly, I provide skills and tools to help eliminate or reduce mental health symptoms of anxiety, stress/fatigue, depression, grief, gender dysphoria, couple/relationship conflict, just to name a few. A new joy, happiness & freedom will emerge as individuals do the work in therapy and are able to step more fully into their true authentic beautiful selves. Please make sure you are ready, and willing to do the work in therapy before you schedule an appointment. Therapy is a collaborative effort.
Moreover, I strive to provide a comfortable, emotionally safe, understanding and nonjudgmental therapeutic space. I am trained to treat a wide range of mental health issues to include: anxiety, depression, intimate partner conflict, teen angst, bipolar, eating disorders, social anxiety, PTSD/complicated trauma, gender dysphoria, social injustice distress, and anger management and others. I work with family stress, work stress, low self-esteem, borderline personality issues and others.
In addition, I lovingly deliver positive affirming counseling to Transgender/LGTQIAA individuals including bereavement counseling and tools to treat negative self-talk, unwarranted guilt, addictive behavior and more persistent problems which can include personality disorders and chronic illness.
I invite you to click on my calendar and book an appointment to allow me to help you thrive and to live life more fully.
My primary clients are adults, couples, teenagers 12 years old and up, including whole family systems. I help people build an effective therapeutic tool box that contains mindful living and other healthy life skills and strategies sufficient to solve your unique and specific challenges.
To this end, practicing the tools learned in therapy will afford individuals the benefit of finding their way out of the stuck places and to live a vastly more satisfying life. Parents and caregivers are required to be involved in the therapeutic process with their adolescent/teenagers. Studies show that working with a child alone independent of parental involvement will not yield the desired positive result. Therefore, therapy truly works best when it is a family affair, everyone gets to make changes. My goal and desire is to help set the child and their parents up for success right from the beginning in whatever way success is defined for them.
Accordingly, I offer therapeutic advocacy and emotional support to serve in the understanding of real life events associated with social injustices and discriminatory practices in the work or school environment along with micro-aggression in public spaces that may be effecting people. I am here to help explore, process and give strategies to overcome anxiety or depression.
In summary, we all need special attention at certain times in our lives to tell our story and have someone listen without blame, shame or judgment. Together we work through the issues one by one. My job is providing you with emotional regulation skills, effective distress tolerance and communication skills to handle difficult moments, people and situations with ease and grace. I provide an enormous amount of psycho-education information on how chronic anxiety, stress, fear, worry and resentments effect the human brain, central nervous and the body.
My services are strongly founded in establishing an open-minded authentic space conducive to understanding and caring for your healing, growth and transformation in the mind-body and spirit. Learning to take time in your daily life for honest self-reflection and healthy self-care is what strengthens each of us for the next day's successful march.
My role is to actively listen to all of the concerns and factors contributing to the problems and mental health symptoms that are blocking individuals from the life they want. Together we sat down and make a plan on how to work together and process through issues and toward the amazing life you seek. I assign homework assignments between sessions. My philosophy is experiencing each person as whole in mind, body & spirit and helping to facilitate an individual's journey toward purpose and well-being is an honor and privilege for me. You are always in driver’s seat.
FYI: my therapy approach is utilizing evidence-based and alternative treatments. They are effective. I draw from Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Somatic-Based Therapy practices. Other alternative treatments include Energy Healing, Chakra Clearing, Yoga-stretching, Breathing work, Meditations and Ancestral-spiritual work.
Finally, in this day and age, we all are facing many obstacles and life stresses that get in the way of living our best life. You will increasingly become intentional in the practice of daily self-care, deep breathing exercises and energy clearing. These tools and others will afford a greater sense of calmness and well-being as a result of doing the work in therapy. Exploring personal challenges and struggles in life with me is an investment in self-care, self-worth, growth and personal & professional development. As you stay open to the process of positive change and do the heavy lifting in therapy miraculous events will come to pass for you and those close to you.
I strive to empower individuals and to connect more deeply with the best and fullness of who they are, as each of us define that for ourselves. It would be my absolute pleasure to work with you.
Are you ready to get started? I invite you to book an appointment.
Office phone: (816) 665-3003. You may send me a text message with any questions about services and I will be happy to reply within a 24 hours.
Thank you again for visiting my website page.
Olufemi (Femi) Sharp, MA, LPC