Counseling when you are overwhelmed does not need to be overwhelming.
Sharon is a multi-career success story. In her 20s-30s, she worked in information technology rising to the ranks of mid-level management. Then the journey of life took her home to care for long-term family needs full-time. Family, so important to her, was her focus for the following fifteen years. Caregiving, she learned, was a more demanding responsibility than the complexities of software design. Yet, the experience offered time to reflect on who she was and who she still wanted to become. Thus, she returned to school to complete an interrupted degree in psychology, then a graduate degree in counseling.
Today, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), devoted to helping people discover that the best of themselves lies ahead in life. She has a heart and spirit for those who, after years of following one path in life, home, or career, now follow or want to follow another, to take “the road less traveled.”
She is active in her community serving as a bereavement counselor for a local hospice and served as a certified Ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging. She often speaks at local churches, community groups, and professional conferences about aging issues and growing with grace.