Hi! I'm Heather with Sharp Wellness. I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker. I'm excited to work with you!
Clinical Social Worker in Birmingham, AL
Supervised by Leah Norton, LICSW
I often use psychodynamic therapy in sessions with my clients. The goal is to achieve a certain level of self-awareness (ideally leading to self-compassion) as well as to work to understand how their past influences their current behavior and belief system.
I enjoy utilizing CBT for a multitude of presenting issues, specifically depression and anxiety disorders, addiction, anger issues, and relationship issues. I enjoy working with clients and assisting them in gaining control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I have extensive experience working with trauma and abuse. I worked with childhood sexual abuse and severe physical abuse at a CAC in Nashville, TN as well as at an Anti-Human Trafficking center in Memphis, TN. I utilize a trauma-informed framework and strengths based practice when working with any type of abuse. I believe that those who have suffered from abuse are SURVIVORS, not victims. Working with survivors and helping them feel empowered and safe again is my passion.
I began my career working with adolescents and, while I went on to work with a variety of issues amongst all age groups, I continue to come back to and enjoy working with adolescents and young adults the most. Teens are at such a vitally important stage developmentally and I sincerely enjoy working with their resilient spirits. I believe in intervening at an early stage of life as a preventative measure to lifelong mental and emotional issues.
Burnout is one of my outlier interests and specialities. I began working with those struggling from burnout on accident, to be honest. Since then, however, I have intentionally continued to work with clients on this. Burnout is preventable. It is also something you can overcome. Sometimes you simply need an objective third party to listen, be a sounding board, or help come up with new ways to overcome it. I will be that person for you.