Sharona C. Baker
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RMFTI
Sharona is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (RMFTI), and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the State of Florida. Sharona is also a Board Certified Transgender Care Specialist, through the International Transgender Certification Association (ITCA) and a CLEAR Interventionist, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sharona is a solution-focused, multi-culturally competent, mental health, and systems-focused counselor, who provides psychotherapy to adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families. She focuses on issues/symptoms related to depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, couples’ and family issues, such as conflictual patterns, ineffective communication styles, emotional reactivity, blended families, separation/divorce, and substance use.
Sharona is trained in and primarily utilizes treatment modalities that include, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Techniques, Family Systems, and Life-Skills Training.
Sharona is also extensively skilled and trained in providing therapeutic, support, and linkage services to members of the LGBTQA community, with a specialized focus in care to Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH), relationship and substance use issues, and transgender care as set forth by The World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH).
“It is my absolute passion to assist you with becoming your true, authentic self: whether that entails becoming unstuck and getting your life back on track following some distressful event, or simply exploring new aspects of your life, altogether. Whatever the outcome, I will work collaboratively with you to achieve a level of acceptance and functionality that promotes self-efficacy.”
- Years in Practice: 6 Years
- School: Barry University
- Year Graduated: 2015
- License and State: MH16634 Florida
- Certificate: State of Florida Department of Health / IMT2417
- Certificate Date: 2016
- Certificate: The International Transgender Certification Association
- Certificate Date: 2017
- Relationship Issues
- Family Conflict
- Transgender Care
- Gender Dysphoria-WPATH letter
- Gender Identity Issues
- Impulse Control Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 17)
- Adults (18 and over)
- Elders (65+)
- Cost per Session: $75 – $150
- Sliding Scale: Yes
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