Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor in Houston, Texas with over 5 years experience working in a variety of settings such as inpatient, private practice, and schools. My experience in private practice and inpatient counseling has allowed me to refine my skills in many areas. These areas include individual counseling, family counseling, as well as group counseling. I have worked with children as young as 3 and adults at to the age of 85. My particular interest lie in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, or may be just unsure where to take their life next. I am currently a school counselor and am interested to working with adolescents on a deeper level.
My treatment approach is client centered and solution focused. My belief is that all clients are unique and hold the answers to their issue. With guidance, every person has the ability to navigate through their struggles. I work towards providing a safe place where clients feel comfortable and understood. A good foundation in a therapeutic relationship relies on trust. I work toward building a trusting relationship through being warm, caring, and nonjudgmental. I am trained in solution focused brief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectal behavior therapy. Being that each person is unique and have their own needs, I work to form a treatment plan in coordination with the client so that we can have the most successful counseling relationship possible.
Congratulations on taking the first step in establishing a therapeutic relationship. It takes so much courage to seek counseling. I look forward to accompanying my clients through their journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Guilt and Shame, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 75478
Sharae was the best counselor I’ve had through BetterHelp this far. She was respectful of me and asked me questions to help me dive deeper and explain.
Written on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Sharae for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts
I’ve only been with Sharae James for a short time, but am highly impressed with our sessions! Her response time is fabulous and I appreciate her objective advice/questions that make me think deeper.
Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Sharae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Sharae has been amazing in listening to my fears and stressors and helping me see things from a different perspective to help me learn to let go and focus on the importance things in motherhood. She’s been great for me and so easy to talk to!
Written on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Sharae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues
Very helpful and caring counselor.
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Sharae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
So far everything we talk about is amazing I’ve been doing this session for about two weeks now and the task exercises and talks really have been helping me. Sharae is THE BEST!
Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with Sharae for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes