Sharla is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois, and has been working in the field of psychology for over 12 years. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from North Central College, her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine and her Doctorate in Psychology from Midwestern University. Sharla's professional experience has ranged from hospital based care at Linden Oaks Hospital and Central DuPage Hospital, counseling within the schools, as well has private practice.
Sharla specializes in anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, women's issues, infertility, eating disorders, parenting concerns. and marriage and family struggles. She has a special interest in perinatal mood disorders, studying it extensively as the topic of her dissertation. Using an integrated approach, Sharla uses evidence-based treatment modalities such as client-centered, CBT and ACT to help encourage positive growth.
Sharla is genuine, compassionate and deeply invested in partnering with her clients to enhance their strengths and meet the challenges they face.