Sharon Fischer, LICSW
                  Personalized counseling for kids & adolescents
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My Background and Training
My most recent experience was working at Pediatric Health Care Associates on the North Shore of Boston with children, adolescents, and families. Over the course of 6 years I learned a great deal about integrating mental health care into a large medical practice. I developed an interest in Collaborative Problem Solving to help parents manage kids' behaviors as well as integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play Therapy into my practice. Before that I worked in private practice at Palo Alto Therapy in the San Francisco Bay area and studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and T.E.A.M. Therapy under Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, at Stanford University.  I then went on to run a T.E.A.M. Therapy supervision/ training group for mental health professionals at Newton-Wellesley Hospital after moving back to the Boston area in 2011. Prior to my time spent in California I worked at Children's Friend and Family Services based in Salem, MA where I received advanced training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I received my MSW from Boston College in 2006 with an emphasis on Children and Family practice. Prior to that I worked with children on the Autism Spectrum at the May Center for Early Childhood Education in Arlington, MA. Most recently I've been interested in incorporating Mindfulness, Yoga, Mindsight and the Whole Brain Child approach into my practice. 
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(781) 325-8131
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker as well as a parent of two young boys. I work with kids, adolescents and parents and specialize in the use of evidence based practice to help with overcoming anxiety, stress, worry, phobias, OCD, panic, low self-esteem, loneliness, parenting issues and depression. I also treat patients exposed to difficult life events such as a move, loss, or trauma and are looking for relief from sadness, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, or fear.  My training and experience has been in the Boston area as well as the San Francisco Bay Area in agency, pediatric health care, and private practice settings.  

My approach combines empathy and understanding with best practices based on scientific research to help individuals and families. My goal is to understand you and your child or teen as best as I can before getting down to making changes.

Collaboration is a key component in the process of therapy which means we are in this together. I will listen to you and your child and teach you new skills while all parties express their concerns, learn, and implement the skills into real life situations.  

I look forward to working with you! 
About Sharon Fischer, LICSW