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Shariee Sims, MA LCPC

 

Shariee serves adults who desires assistance with substance use disorders. She has experience working with families and those involved with the criminal justice system, as well as those re-entering the community after being away for an extended period of time. Shariee also has experience working with those regarding co-dependency, grief, and spiritual matters. Shariee utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and strength-based therapy while integrating a biblical approach that emphasizes the biopsychosocial-spiritual aspect of the individuals she serves.

Shariee graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the State of Maryland, a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with the State of Ohio. Shariee is also a Licensed Minister at her church.

Shariee has experience working with the criminal justice population in both Prisons, Jails, as well as Drug Court, and those involved in Community Supervision, she enjoys working with this population in exploring ways to transform their lives. Shariee provides, individual and group counseling and works with families who have experienced separation resulting from confinements. While Shariee has primarily worked with those involved in the criminal justice system, she also has experience working with those who have encountered grief/loss, trauma and domestic violence, self-esteem issues, anxiety, co-dependency, and feeling spiritually disconnected.

Shariee has presented at workshops, universities, churches, and community health fairs on substance use disorders and the impact it has on families, and counseling techniques. Shariee was asked to present to the leadership of a criminal justice facility where she presented on various leadership styles and the operations of the program that she managed. Shariee’s quote is, “It is at the moment of clarity that change begins.”