Have you been exposed to hurts or pains locked away in your subconscious, only to be triggered by extreme situations that hinder you from moving on with your life? I imagine, if you are exploring the option of counseling, that you are experiencing situations in your life currently that may be overwhelming or puzzling; I believe that you are in the right place and that I can help you during this time.
You may have children, pre-teens, or teens that have also experienced situations of extreme emotions or trauma that may cause them difficulties socially, emotionally, and intellectually, which can hinder their growth in becoming productive and independent adults.
I want you to know you are in good hands. I specialize in working with pre-teens to adults (from ages ten and older) and specialize in C.B.T Therapy (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). If your child is suffering depression, anxiety or just needs someone to talk to, I can teach them how to manage how and what they are feeling. I can help them not to act out their internal distress, but learn to use their words to express their difficulties. This is where D.B.T (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills come into play, which has helped many individuals with emotional and behavioral distress learn to regulate themselves. I will help them become aware of themselves, which is key in healing. Also, using expressive arts therapy, I will use miniatures, toys and child-centered play for children and teens to express themselves, as needed and appropriate.
I also specialize in adults and married couples, I will help you process your past, present and circumstances beyond your normal scope of thinking, providing deeper awareness and a new perspective; this will help you overcome your past and current difficulties. I will utilize C.B.T., D.B.T. and Solution-Focused therapy to help you achieve your goals, experience relief, and gain new insight which will further your healing. I am certified as a telehealth therapist and as a Prepare and Enrich therapist for engaged and married couples. I am in the process of becoming trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Play Therapy.
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern means that Sharika has completed her Master's degree and is a credible counselor, registered with the state of Florida, and working toward licensure.
To contact Sharika directly, please email her at Sharika@kca-counseling.com or call 407-960-3330
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Organizational Management with Minor is Psychology
Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMH21337
Prepare and Enrich Facilitator
Men and Women's Issues
Trauma and PTSD