Sharon  Stroup
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Sharon Stroup

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Colorado, Arizona Accepting Online
Updated January 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Communication issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Sharon Stroup is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals across the age span, from teenagers to older adults, as well as couples and families. Sharon specializes in working with Highly Sensitive People, which are individuals that find themselves frequently overwhelmed with their emotions, especially in the face of feedback or perceived criticism, which leaves them feeling exhausted. Many of her clients face issues with their relationships, whether those relationships have become toxic, aren’t meeting their needs, or have become stagnant.



As a relationship therapist, Sharon begins each new relationship with a client by establishing trust. Her warmth and compassion are evident from the first session, and she enjoys getting to know each individual that she meets. By learning more about their unique backgrounds, she tailors her therapy to meet their needs. She helps clients develop healthy coping skills to use when they feel upset or stressed. Many of these skills come from evidence-based therapy modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Clients explore how their relationships impact their wellbeing, and piece together how their early experiences with loved ones impact their current relationship patterns. Sharon provides gentle guidance as clients improve their relationships with themselves and others.



Sharon’s goal is to teach clients how to identify what’s happening for them emotionally so that they can manage their feelings. She also teaches clients how to communicate more effectively with others and to advocate for their own needs. Clients leave sessions feeling heard and understood, and like they have strategies to take with them into their everyday lives.


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Lyra Health
  • Modern Health Insurance
  • Optum
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (50min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tue 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wed 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thu 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fri 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tue 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wed 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thu 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - Present
Theracare Wellness, Marriage and Family Therapist, 2020 - Present
Strategic Resources, Military Family Life Counselor, 2019 - 2020
Stable Strides, Therapist, 2018 - 2018

California Lutheran University, Bachelor of Science, Counseling Psychology, 2015


Licensure

California: 97519

Colorado: 0001382

Arizona: 15421


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Call was great! Looking forward to next steps! Sharon seems very knowledgeable! Happy to have her help!"
- Zencare client • March 2023