Sharon Schonteich
Mental Health Professional
Washington, District of Columbia
2 years of experience
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About me

I help clients who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or depleted to make sense of their struggles and create an actionable, accessible plan for change. My approach combines tactical skill building with broader insight, helping you to develop more clearly defined personal goals and boundaries, and an increased sense of personal agency and self acceptance. I strive for clients to feel seen, heard and supported as we build towards a greater sense of wellbeing, balance and more satisfying relationships. I specialize in college students through mature adults, with a particular emphasis on navigating life transitions or complex roles as individuals, partners, employees and family members. My areas of specialty include anxiety and depression, stress and work-life balance, life transitions, infertility and the perinatal period, and family and relationships. I am actively affirming and welcoming to individuals of all gender identities, ethnicities, sexual orientations and religions. Originally from South Africa, I worked in global consulting, government and industry before becoming a psychotherapist, and draw on these experiences in my work with clients.

Education

PhD (2021)

Credentials
PhD
Specialties
Adoption Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Career Counseling Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Evidence-Based Therapy Grief and Loss Infertility Infidelity and Trust Issues Life Transitions Mental Health Mood Disorders Panic Parenting Perinatal and Infant Loss Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Postpartum Depression Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Pregnancy Loss Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Psychodynamic Approaches Psychotherapy Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Solution Focused Therapy Strengths-Based Therapy Stress Management Telehealth
Languages

English

Service introduction

I help clients who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or depleted to make sense of their struggles and create an actionable, accessible plan for change. My approach combines tactical skill building with broader insight, helping you to develop more clearly defined personal goals and boundaries, and an increased sense of personal agency and self acceptance. I strive for clients to feel seen, heard and supported as we build towards a greater sense of wellbeing, balance and more satisfying relationships. I specialize in college students through mature adults, with a particular emphasis on navigating life transitions or complex roles as individuals, partners, employees and family members. My areas of specialty include anxiety and depression, stress and work-life balance, life transitions, infertility and the perinatal period, and family and relationships.