Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, EMDR, Grief, Life Changes, Relationship Issues, Older Teens, Adults, Elderly
BCBS, Medicare, Ambetter
Shari graduated from Ohio State University with a Master's degree in Social Work. She is currently a
Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) in Arkansas, and holds two Clinical Social Work licenses in
Ohio and Florida. Shari has 15 years of experience providing counseling and social services to diverse
populations. Her experiences include trauma-informed counseling to adults and the elderly population,
clinical case management, supervisory roles within the homeless and low income population, and
extensive counseling with children in the foster care system and their foster and biological families. In
addition to providing counseling at Waters Edge Counseling, Shari currently provides telehealth
counseling in Florida through a Trauma Center for individuals with complex trauma.
Shari uses a strength-based approach with a trauma-focused perspective. Shari is trained in EMDR (Eye
Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), The Trauma Model Certification Program, and other
integrative therapeutic techniques. Shari's areas of specialty include Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma,
EMDR, Grief, Life Changes, and Relationship Issues.
Shari believes that life is a journey, and no one should have to travel it alone. Shari considers it a privilege
to walk alongside her clients and to work together with them through their healing process. She provides a
safe place to share and to experience compassion, trust and connection, as this is so important for the
healing journey to lasting change.
Shari lived in Siloam Springs many years ago, and returned in 2022. She is glad to be back in Arkansas,
the Land of Opportunity. In her free time, Shari enjoys her time with family and friends, traveling, music,