Joshua Tree Counselors

Shari Kirschner, LCSW – Tucson Trauma Therapist

Shari Kirschner Tucson Trauma Therapist

Accepting New 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.

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.

“Therapy is like a toothbrush. You can’t really put it to use for anybody but yourself.”

— Linda Holmes, Evvie Drake Starts Over

Client Focus

Adults 18+
Women
College Student

Fees/Insurance

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

Specialty Areas

Depression
Anxiety
Trauma
Complex Trauma
PTSD/C-PTSD
Dissociation
Childhood Abuse
-Sexual Abuse
-Emotional Abuse
-Verbal Abuse
-Neglect
-Bullying
Workplace Bullying
Abandonment
Disordered Eating
Negative Body Image
Attachment Wounds
Spiritual Wounding

Treatment Approaches

EMDR (Shapiro)
Sensorimotor Therapy (pat Ogden)
DNMS (Schmidt)
Ego State Therapy (Watkins)
CBT
IFS
DBT
Mindfulness
Mending the Soul
Neuroscience Informed
Christian-Based
Somatic-Based
Attachment-Based

Credentials

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

Dissociation

Christian Counseling

Childhood Abuse

Bullying

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.