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Sharon Gunda is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who obtained her Master of Work degree from Boston University. She has extensive experience working with neurologically diverse individuals of varying abilities. Sharon has worked in emergency services in hospitals, community based mental health and school settings. She has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and enjoys her teenage clients just as much as older adults in their eighties and nineties. No matter the age, Sharon's desire is to provide her clients with a culturally sensitive space to share their struggles, find hope and meet their goals. She has worked with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds but her areas of interest are working with immigrants and marginalized, underserved groups/BIPOC.
Sharon believes every individual is different with a unique set of circumstances therefore her therapeutic approach is always tailored to each client’s needs, personality and developmental level. Treatment approaches Sharon uses are eclectic and tailored to the unique individual and they include: trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), CBT, motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Sharon has experience with a wide range of areas of concern including immigrant issues, trauma, foster care and adoption, domestic violence, self-esteem, life transitions, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. Whenever necessary, Sharon will always make referrals and/or collaborate with medical and psychiatric providers for further evaluation and treatment.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 5 years
Boston College, Pose-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice for Adults, 2022
Boston University School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2018