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Dr. Sharon Givens is a psychotherapist specializing in individual, family and group therapy and is licensed to practice in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. She maintains a private practice in Columbia, SC.

With over ten years experience as a practitioner and as a graduate of the University of South Carolina, she is currently serving as a clinician working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are career and work issues, depression, domestic violence and depression.

Dr. Givens is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

In addition to being a therapist, Dr. Givens is a life coach, career counselor and a  prominent career development consultant that  has presented at global and national conferences speaking on the topics of self concept, career exploration and integrating mental health and career development. Sharon is also the President-Elect of the National Career Development Association, the largest career development association in the world.

“Coaching is about helping clients unlock the treasure-chest of their lives – worth bearing in mind then that diamonds are made from coal under pressure and it’s the grit in the oyster which creates the pearls.” – Sarah Durrant

"I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for about 2 years. My sessions have been useful and productive. I have learned how to manage my anxiety and depression with techniques that she has provided me. She is patient and not judgmental at all.

Dr. Sharon has improved my relationships with family, friends, and most importantly, the relationship with myself. Deciding to stick with this process and doing the work, is the best decision I’ve ever made. I have and would recommend Dr. Sharon."

TF

“Finding Sharon at the time in my life that I did, has made all the difference in the world. I was punishing myself for things I had no control over. She has helped me to see that I can control my own life and not the ones around me.

With her understanding and guidance, I came to realize that I was missing out on my own happiness by concentrating my energy on others. I love them, but Sharon has helped me to see that I love myself too.”

KM

"I love Dr. Sharon Givens and let me tell you why! I met Dr. Sharon Givens about eight years ago in a professional development training session. Dr. Givens is a very warm, professional, and interpersonal women. A year after we met, I requested her services in the areas of careerdevelopment and coaching for my staff.

Dr. Givens developed a customized career development action plan that helped to motivate my employees. She trained my staff in the following areas: Skill Development, Goal setting, Relationship Building and Soft skills for the 21st century. I can honestly say that not only did I noticed a big difference in the staff attitude and willingness to work as a team but my senior leader noticed as well."

PP

“Coaching is about helping clients unlock the treasure-chest of their lives – worth bearing in mind then that diamonds are made from coal under pressure and it’s the grit in the oyster which creates the pearls.” – Sarah Durrant

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We work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to parenting support, couples counseling and beyond.

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients’ individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.