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Sharon Petzel

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Childhood trauma-Codependency-Mind-body connection-Spirituality & religion-Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)-Caregiver stress & support-
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Professional statement

Sharon Petzel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works online with clients living in Illinois. Sharon brings expertise in the mental health field to each session with clients, especially when supporting clients who have difficulty moving past a traumatic experience or toxic relationship. Sharon works with clients who suffer from anxiety or depression, which usually stem from experiencing adverse events. Sharon helps these clients explore the root causes of their emotional distress and to heal. This lets them move forward with their lives without mental health symptoms.

Sharon’s approach to therapy includes elements from Internal Family Systems therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Integral Breath therapy, and hypnotherapy. She teaches clients the tools they need to manage their emotions, including in times of distress or panic. She also helps clients reframe their painful memories as past experiences that cannot touch their present selves, which frees clients to progress in their daily lives without interruption. Sharon focuses on making changes now that will impact clients in the long term. She is passionate about supporting clients in a way that best suits them and tailors her treatment for each individual she sees.

Sharon earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois. Her goal is to help clients heal from their past by giving them compassionate space to explore their hurt, pain, and suffering. She then guides them through the healing process with empathy and genuine connection.

Message to clients

I am here to assist you in manifesting your heart's desires. I will help you understand where your issues originate and assist you on your soul's journey. I will work with you to heal your childhood wounding and understand how your past impacts your current relationships. I will work with you on your past and present experiences simultaneously.

You can count on me to assess your issues and make a plan for healing. If you want a therapist who is open minded, compassionate, personable, honest, and will work cooperatively with you on your next steps forward in mind, body, spirit healing, you have come to the right place.

I use a combination of therapeutic approaches which include IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, Breath Therapy, and Energy Work. We can decide together what feels right for you. I am an LCSW with over 30 years of clinical experience. I love working with clients like you who are seeking deep healing.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 38 years

Self Employed, LCSW

University of Illinois Chicago, MSW, 1986


Illinois: 149002413




Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Sharon Petzel is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed