Sharon Heaston

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Sometimes life throws us unexpected turns and transitions and changes can be difficult, even if they are positive! I know personally as well as professionally if you find yourself in challenging interpersonal relationships, making the same choices over and over, and not reaching your full potential, you may be reacting to old traumas and wounds you have never fully processed. Without processing these negative experiences remain like a splinter in your finger causing you discomfort and staying stuck. I have worked with couples and families for the past 20 years in rebuilding conflicted relationships.

As a, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Trauma and Grief Therapy are areas that I specialize in. I also provide Psychological Assessments for Surgeons that need a psychological recommendation for their patients. I enjoy my supervision group every Thursday. Tele-Health Video sessions help those who can't make it into my office.

Individuals that find themselves having a hard time attaining and maintaining relationships may find the underlying cause to be a loss or trauma never processed. To be able to share all of your thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgmental environment can help decrease behaviors that are obstacles to healthy relationships. I am trained to treat trauma.

I provide HIPPA compliant Tele-Health Video Therapy sessions and offer Court Ordered Therapy and Custody and Mediation Counseling. I have been providing Psychological Assessments for Surgeons for the past 11 years. I volunteer two days a month at the Veterans Hospital to provide therapy for trauma and serve on the Board of Directors for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Pomona Valley.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please check out my reviews on Healthgrades:
https://www.healthgrades.com/providers/sharon-heaston-3899y

and visit my website: www.sharonheaston.com

I am looking forward to working together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MFC33891 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by C.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after counseling with Sharon for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

When I first met Sharon, my marriage felt broken beyond repair. I had been blindsided by my husband’s words that he no longer wanted to be my husband and, after 6 months of separation, he was still resolute in his decision. I had spent months in emotional limbo, hoping that he would change his mind, come home and love me again. I felt full of shame and self-pity. I felt unloved, unlovable and increasingly hopeless.
The tools and guidance that Sharon has provide to me have been invaluable. She is a no non-sense therapist that will tell you exactly how she sees it. Sometimes that truth hurts (and so far has not been wrong), but it is always delivered with empathy and compassion. Working with her has helped me find my hope again. I believe in myself and my marriage again. If I had to do it all over again, the only thing that I would change would be to find her sooner.

Written by H.A. on Jun 09, 2021 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Sharon is awesome! Not only very educated, but also great at listening and validating how you feel.

Written by B.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling with Sharon for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Sharon provides a safe and comfortable space to be open and honest. She is a great listener and provides solid advice along with relevant information pertaining to the way I am feeling.

Written by B.R. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Sharon for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I was extremely impressed with her direct approach and also well-rounded experience. My wife and I both have our own concurrent challenges and Sharon did not seem thrown off even though it is a complex situation. Just beginning to work with Sharon but am looking forward to learning more from her.