Sharon Balsamo, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

EDUCATION – Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health
2012 Oregon State University

TRAININGS

  • Licensed Since 2016
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Sacred Postpartum
  • Breathwork

CORE SKILLS

  • Women
  • Teens and Adults
  • Maternity and Motherhood
  • Rituals and Ceremony
  • Groups

Sharon, by nature, is a spiritually connected person and has found that by incorporating this component into her own personal growth work, she has effected lasting and meaningful change in her own life. Since 2007, she has brought this awareness into her work with adolescents, families, couples, and adults in a variety of therapeutic settings including wilderness therapy programs, residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding school, and a private practice.

Through her non-judgmental approach, Sharon is able to align with clients through  mutual trust and collaboration. She specializes in helping women manage stress and anxiety, create goals and meet them, learn positive communication, healthy boundaries, and find their own unique magic and talents. Sharon works with her clients to identify and heal their own negative beliefs and behaviors that hold them back from living the life they desire.

In addition to her counseling practice, Sharon creates and facilitates workshops in the Central Oregon area addressing a variety of topics such as motherhood and self care, women and couples, initiation and rites of passage for adolescents, education for families of those with addiction and mental health issues, and sacred ceremony. You can find out more about her private workshops and other offerings at thewakingjourney.com.

Sharon and her family have lived and explored in the High Desert for almost 20 years. They enjoy camping, marshmallows, music, and general merriment. Sage Behavioral Counseling values the unique approach to mental health and healing that Sharon brings to our group practice.

Office Location – 1011 SW Emkay Dr, Suite 101, Bend, OR 97702
Phone – 541-668-6873