Shara is a teacher and psychotherapist in private practice specializing in community mental health and spiritual development. Her approach validates the invisible powers of life, such as consciousness and self-awareness, affirming that as we attune to our interior and live from it, our outer life becomes a coherent expression of meaning.
Shara has over 15 years of clinical and administrative experience working at such agencies as the Albuquerque Family and Child Guidance Center, the New Dawn Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, and the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, in addition to private practice. She has been an instructor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) National Victim Assistance Academy, co-created the OVC Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training, and has facilitated trainings throughout the U.S. on crisis intervention, trauma resolution, vicarious trauma, developing resilience, spiritual development, communication, ethics, and self-care.
Shara has her M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College and her B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. As a Kosciuszko Foundation Scholar, she studied at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and traveled widely. Shara is a graduate of the Quimby Amenti Mystery School and Noetic Field Therapy Practitioner Program and, with mentorship from Robert Waterman, Ed.D, teaches a Mystery School at Unity Spiritual Center in Albuquerque, NM and trains and supervises practitioners in forgiveness-based healing. She is scheduled to graduate from the inaugural class of Richard Rohr’s Living School in September 2015, which is affectionately known as an “underground seminary.” Life in its essence and the hard, rewarding work of attending to her marriage and two young children is, hands down, her greatest teacher (and blessing) of all.