Sharon Werner (She/her/hers)
As a a self-compassion warrior, I want to help you achieve the happiness you deserve, to stop punishing yourself, and to take back YOU! If you struggle with intense self-judgment, you may also suffer from depression, anxiety and emotion regulation challenges. I know from personal experience how hard it is, and I also know that these barriers can be overcome. There was a time when I couldn’t accomplish the simplest goals. Self-judgment and fear blocked me at every turn. When I changed my life using mindfulness and compassion-based approaches, I knew I needed to help others. I changed my life…I can help you change yours, too!
So many of my clients struggle with self-judgment, anxiety, depression, and shame, particularly those battling addiction and compulsive eating. My approach is based on developing an unconditional friendship with yourself. We will learn to understand your feelings and reactions, help you cultivate strength, and explore healthy ways to heal using mindfulness.
My therapy practice is based on a 25-year meditation practice, with techniques inspired by the teachings of Kristin Neff, Geneen Roth, Tara Brach, Cheri Huber, and Sharon Salzburg. Real growth and change are possible. Self-acceptance and self-compassion are key. It is possible to transform suffering into strength. I look forward to working with you!