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Dr. Sharon Friedman

Psy.D., R.N.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist/ Registered Nurse


Populations Served
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors, Couples, Families

Issues and Problems/Areas of Expertise
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Chronic Medical Issues

  • Divorce Adjustment

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Aging and Senior Concerns

  • Caregiver stress

  • Parenting

  • Relational Conflict

  • Family of Origin

  • Addictions

  • Life Transitions

  • Women's Issues

  • Legal issues

  • LGBTQ+ Issues and Community

Dr. Sharon Friedman has 27 years of therapy experience having received her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 1997.  She is also a Registered Nurse. 


Her clinical experience includes therapeutically working with a wide range of clients with various mental health issues and age groups. She has experience with children, adolescents and adults with complex behavioral and emotional  needs which affect their well being and happiness. Her experience as a registered nurse strengthens and informs her clinical work. She is able to work effectively with persons with chronic pain and complex medical issues such as Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions that impinge on a person’s emotional health and joy. She believes in treating the client holistically.


Sharon also works with couples, aiding them in surviving infidelity or in improving their communication styles to enhance their conflict resolution abilities and realize their dreams as a couple. 


Dr. Friedman's passion and expertise also includes addictions, trauma, loss and grief, depression, divorce adjustment, trauma, implications of legal issues, caregiver stress, life transitions and adjustments.   

Sharon uses structured play therapy techniques as well as art materials, sand tray and games in her work with children utilizing the Northwest Treatment Associates play therapy room. Her work with children involves parenting assistance and guidance for the unique challenges the child presents. 


Sharon specializes in grief and loss issues incorporating her  work as a registered nurse in hospice care into her clinical approach.  


Sharon has also developed expertise working with people with anxiety disorders, utilizing her knowledge as a yoga instructor to assist clients in learning principles of mindfulness and meditation. 

Sharon is trained in the use of broad therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Attachment Theory.


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