Hi, I’m Sharon Ernst, MSW, LCSW

No matter what challenges you might be facing today, it would be my privilege and honor to assist you in making mental wellness a priority in your life.

Who I am What I do

Hello and welcome

If this is the first time you’ve considered counseling, congratulations on taking that first step. For some people, seeking professional help is no easy task. In fact, for some folks, it may be downright scary. Especially for those who think counseling is only for those who have something seriously “wrong” with them. If that describes your perspective, I encourage you to leave that social stigma behind and know that we all get caught in life’s dilemmas at one time or another. By reaching out, you’re demonstrating the intentionality that’s needed for positive change to occur.

If seeking therapy isn’t something new to you, you know that a good therapeutic experience starts with a positive connection with the therapist, someone who might be trusted with your story and safely partner in holding your pain as you pursue a brighter future. Not all therapists are necessarily a good fit. Please call (503) 410-4600, use my secure fax line (833) 560-3703, or email sharon@openskycounsel.com today to schedule a free phone consultation to explore if I would be a good fit for your particular situation.

No matter what challenges you might be facing today, it would be my privilege and honor to assist you in making mental wellness a priority in your life.

About me

My passion is facilitating the positive changes individuals, couples, and families desire for enhanced relationships and a more fulfilling life.

What I can do for you

Individual Therapy

I therapeutically serve adolescents (14 years to 19 years), adults, and elders (65 years and above) who come for a variety of reasons.

Couples Counseling

Explore what strengths are already in place, identify barriers impeding a fulfilling relationship, and collaborate on strategies for enhancing communication and emotional connection.

Family Therapy

Lending support in navigating through difficult times such as a major move or divorce. Enhance relationships as members learn how to better connect and gain new communication skills.

Groups: Sisters in Arms

A 12-14-week psycho/educational support group for women affected by an abusive partner relationship, are in the process of transitioning out of an abusive relationship, or are currently experiencing abuse.

Groups: Journey Through Grief

Loss and grief are inevitable – if not understood and processed in a healthy manner, one’s personal relationships and overall health are negatively impacted. This eight to twelve-week group is designed for those experiencing loss of a family member or close friend.

I’d Also Like You to Know

I believe that human beings are multi-dimensional creatures, consisting of biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects. When one aspect is diminished, the well-being of the whole is compromised, making mental wellness a must for holistic health.

Get in touch now

No matter what challenges you might be facing today, it would be my privilege and honor to assist you in making mental wellness a priority in your life.

Please call (503) 410-4600, use my secure fax line (833) 560-3703, or email sharon@openskycounsel.com to schedule a free phone consultation.