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Sharon Black

Sharon Black, LCPC, Psy.D.

Clinical Director

Dr. Sharon Black is the clinical director at BlackBird Behavioral Health and is likely to be the person who answers the phone when you call. Dr. Black specializes in integrative psychotherapy and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Black also develops programs in collaboration with physicians and allied health professionals based on the needs of the community.

Since 1996, Sharon has been an active member in the psychological community. In 1998, Sharon founded Wholehealth-a company which developed programs and groups for residents in the inpatient setting and in the geriatric community. The mission of this company was to infuse the environment with positive energy as to help both the residents and the facility staff. Sharon provided counseling, developed programs and presentations and led a dynamic team of psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

In 2005, Sharon continued her post-graduate training in Northern New South Wales, Australia. There, she co-founded The Wholehealth Centre, a wellness center providing counseling and rehabilitation, both psychological and physical. Sharon had the opportunity to help a great many people using her interpersonal approach to clinical psychotherapy.

In 2008, Sharon returned to the states and has provided therapy services for individuals, couples, and families in the Chicagoland area. Currently, Sharon develops programs and works closely with primary care physicians, psychiatrists, community partners, and healthcare providers to deliver quality mental health services for her clients.

Sharon's interpersonal approach to psychotherapy provides a positive and safe atmosphere where issues may be explored and problems may be solved. Her approach is client-centered and interpersonal, yet solution focused and evidenced based. Sharon is a very empathic therapist and the safe, confidential, and non-judgmental atmosphere that she provides will make it easier for you to explore your world.

Sharon uses all available tools and strategies to help you reach your goals, focusing on your strengths and using them as a platform for growth. She has quite an extensive resource base and is able to develop a comprehensive understanding of your world fairly quickly. Sharon really listens.

Sharon's resource base includes EMDR, interpersonal/client-centered techniques, guided visual imagery, life mapping, creative therapy, CBT, writing, psycho-education, role-playing, relationship and communication up-skilling, bibliotherapy, psychodynamic strategies, gestalt techniques, existential tools, parenting skills training, and empathic listening.