Sharon Winkler, MSW, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), has been providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families since 1987.
In keeping with her commitment to providing professional services of the highest caliber, she has undertaken extensive advanced training in both couple and family therapy (at the Family Institute of Westchester in New York) and in intensive individual therapy (at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in New York), in addition to her basic professional training at Columbia University (received a Master of Science in Social Work in 1987).
Thus, Sharon is prepared to assist individuals, couples, and families, whether they require time-limited therapy for the purpose of solving specific problems or in-depth therapy for the purpose of achieving insight and personal growth.
Having worked in a variety of settings (hospitals, community mental health, alcoholism treatment, employee assistance programs, in addition to private practice), Sharon is well prepared to work with a broad range of clients and issues. However, she has particular expertise in helping stepfamilies build a successful family unit and in helping Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs) achieve greater satisfaction in their lives.
She also has specialized skills in intensive individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a type of deep therapy that emphasizes personal growth and insight in addition to symptom relief.