Joshua Tree Counselors

Shari Kirschner, LCSW – Tucson Trauma Therapist

Accepting Waitlist Clients

In Crisis? Call
(520) 622-6000
(800) 495-6735

Suicidal? Call
(800) 273-8255

Shari Kirschner is a Tucson trauma therapist. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides hope and healing to those wounded by abuse and trauma. She also treats depression, anxiety, dissociation, negative body image, disordered eating, and helps clients navigate toxic workplace relationships.

Shari is also an AZBBHE approved clinical supervisor.

–Shari is accepting waitlist clients. Please contact Joshua Tree at (520) 308-4999 or [email protected] to be added to Shari’s waitlist.

How Shari Can Help You

Are you struggling to function in life because of trauma? Does your story have childhood abuse or relational wounds? Have you noticed that you suffer from disordered eating? Are you in a toxic workplace situation and feel bullied, or have a history of being bullied? Maybe its depression that has you functioning at a lower capacity. Perhaps you’ve experienced spiritual abuse or have been wounded by the church or by Christians. 

Shari has over 20 years experience working with clients toward hope and healing. She is a skilled and gentle therapist who attunes to the unique and individual needs of her clients. If trauma is not part of your story, Shari works with a variety of other mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, spiritual wounding and growth, bullying (past and current), and disordered eating.

Shari's Approach

Shari helps clients heal from trauma and abuse and explores any underlying messages or past experiences that could be causing distress in the present. She is trained in EMDR and other trauma models including sensorimotor psychotherapy. You’ll find her to be warm, gentle, compassionate, and an attuned and validating listener. If the Christian faith is important to you as a client, she will weave this into the counseling experience to your comfort level. As a Christian, Shari believes that we are all created with worth and value and have the capacity to heal and experience wholeness. Whether you are a Christian or not, Shari is committed to providing a safe place for all people from all walks of life to receive hope and healing.

Shari views each client as unique, and tailors treatment interventions to each client, with the client actively participating in treatment decisions and goals. Shari is genuine, caring, and compassionate while at the same time willing to use gentle confrontation to help clients achieve their goals.

You can reach out to Shari using the links provided or send her a message.

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.

— J.R.R. Tolkien

Client Focus

Adults 18+
College Student


$135 Standard Rate
Does not accept insurance
Will provide a superbill

Specialty Areas

Complex Trauma
Childhood Abuse
-Sexual Abuse
-Emotional Abuse
-Verbal Abuse
Workplace Bullying
Disordered Eating
Negative Body Image
Attachment Wounds
Spiritual Wounding

Treatment Approaches

EMDR (Shapiro)
Sensorimotor Therapy (pat Ogden)
DNMS (Schmidt)
Ego State Therapy (Watkins)
Mending the Soul
Neuroscience Informed


LCSW 12847
Approved Clinical Supervisor 42147
Sensorimotor (Level 1)
EMDR Trained (2015)
MSW, Social Work
BA, Psychology

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest." --Corrie Ten Boom

Trauma & PTSD

EMDR Therapy


Christian Counseling

Childhood Abuse


On a More Personal Note

When Shari is away from the office she enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, or teaching psychology to high school students. She has a deep desire to bring awareness and education about mental health to the younger generations in hopes of resourcing the church and our Tucson community to support and understand anyone who suffers from mental distress and illness. Shari is an avid  Tumamoc walker, and has a love for the Tucson desert which she calls home. She loves animals, particularly dogs, and she is an Enneagram 6.