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Counseling in Lehi
Throughout her career, Shara has worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including programs for former prison inmates and homeless people; children, adolescents and families in the foster care system; couples; individuals struggling with mood difficulties, and most recently, with teen girls and their families enrolled in a residential treatment center program. Clients faced challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, addiction, identity, self- harm, disordered eating and more.
Given her background as a trained trauma therapist, certified in mindfulness, Shara strongly believes in the transformational and healing power of self-compassion. Working mainly from a relational framework, Shara uses her experience and training in multiple modalities of therapy to best serve her clients.
In her free time, Shara loves learning new forms of self-expression through creative outlets like writing, painting, and crocheting. She enjoys hiking, basking in the sunshine, hanging with Mouse, her borrowed dog, and spending time with her amazing grandson. Her passions include traveling, discovering newness and sameness wherever she goes, and visiting her family.
Born in California, Shara Preston spent her adolescent years in Washington preceding a multi-year nomadic period that moved her all across the West. She eventually landed in Oklahoma where she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Sociology, with extensive study in the area of Special Education. She then went on to earn her Master's of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southern Nazarene University, located in Bethany, Oklahoma.
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