Sharad Yadav (Graduate Intern)

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Sharad Yadav specializes in: trauma, spirituality, men's issues, and couples

As both someone who practices therapy and has received therapy, I am confident in the power of a non-judgmental presence.  I view the counseling relationship as a kind of partnership where the client brings, to whatever degree possible, their authentic presence while the therapist brings the empathy, observation and understanding needed to draw out the inner strength and wisdom of the client.  Having attempted to form similar relationships in over two decades of pastoral work, I know that this relationship is capable of profound transformation.

Though many different approaches harness this power for change, my own approach is rooted in what’s called psychodynamic theory. This approach seeks to understand how we are guided in the present by unprocessed thoughts and feelings that we’re not always aware of, formed by events and relationships in the past. Though this forms my basic outlook, I also draw on many other evidence-based theories and approaches – such as Cognitive-Behavioral, mindfulness, narrative and existential based therapies - depending on the issues and problems we decide to address together. I have experience working in both religious and non-religious communities and seek to provide a caring, non-judgmental space regardless of the sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal history of the client.

While I am eager to work with all populations and every sort of mental health struggle, I have special experience in areas of racial trauma, religious trauma (including de-conversion), anxiety, depression and coping with neurodivergence.

Reach out to Sharad and find out how to get started now. As a graduate intern, Sharad is able to provide low cost counseling, and while he is working towards graduation and licensure, Sharad is under supervision from a fully licensed and experienced therapist.

In-person and telehealth services available include:
- adult individual counseling
- Couples counseling
- Trauma recovery

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