Paula Sharp

Paula Sharp

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Boise, Idaho

Send a Message to Paula

Personal Statement

It's my belief that most of us really try to do the best we can in life. But have you ever felt "stuck"; like you know what you're doing isn't working, but you don't know how to change it?

That's when it's helpful to have someone you trust to talk things over with, someone who won't judge, someone who will support you through the hard times. And if that someone just happens to have a wacky sense of humor, so much the better. (Well, at least the folks I talk with seem to enjoy a good laugh, too.)

You might come to see me when you're having problems at home with your spouse or partner, or struggling to deal with a difficult teenager. You might come when you're feeling stressed and worn out because you're spread too thin from taking care of everyone else but yourself. Or you might come when you realize you're doing the same thing over and over again with the same unsatisfactory result.

We'll work together as partners to explore new ways of doing things to find what works for you. I'll bring my knowledge and experience to the table and you choose what feels right to you.

In my view, consulting a therapist is just like consulting any other type of specialist such as a computer specialist, an auto mechanic, a home builder, or a personal trainer at a gym. Specialists study the areas they're interested in and then share what they've learned with people who come to them with questions.

As a therapist, I'm a "people specialist." I have years of talking with and learning about people, how they live and interact with others, how they handle work and responsibilities, how they resolve (or struggle to resolve) conflicts with their loved ones, how they (mis)communicate what is in their hearts.

People are incredibly resilient and resourceful, but sometimes they simply run out of ideas of how to change a difficult or painful situation into one that works better for them. When that happens, it's helpful to have a "people specialist" to consult.


Client Focus (Age)

  • Adults

Therapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Eclectic
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal
  • Voice Dialogue

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Pacific Source
  • Regence

Years in Practice

10+ years

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses

License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) LCSW-26692 Idaho 2005