Do you feel that your child or teen has been struggling to express or manage difficult or intense emotions? Have you noticed that they are worrying more than usual with school-related issues or friendships? Are they isolating themselves from family, peers, and extracurricular activities or displaying a change in behavior? If you find yourself in this situation, then you are not alone and there is help. Adolescence is phase of life filled with many changes and challenges and it can feel like a chaotic and confusing world to navigate for teens and parents as well, especially nowadays. As a therapist, my goal is to walk with children, teens, and families in their journey towards healing through compassion, communication, and growth. I will help them explore difficult thoughts, emotions, or circumstances and find ways to cope in a healthier manner in a safe, calm, and non-judgmental environment. My aim is to create a space of understanding, awareness, and change by establishing a trusting and caring relationship with my clients to support them in their process of achieving their individual goals and reaching a more meaningful and balanced life.
I have experience in evidence-based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, parent training, play therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. My past training and experience have focused on working with children and adolescents with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, trauma, self-esteem, emotional and behavioral difficulties, relational issues, acculturation, adjustment difficulties, and stress management. During my doctoral internship, I trained at a community mental health clinic where I worked with children and adolescents struggling with trauma, self-harm, self-esteem issues, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and adjustment issues, as well as behavioral and emotional difficulties. In addition, I provided group therapy services to adults and psychological assessments to children and adolescents. Previously to that, I completed my practicum training at a private practice, where I trained in individual and group therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults with autism as well as developmental, emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties. Past practicum experiences also include training at a university psychology services center working with children, adolescents, and families with emotional, behavioral, and parent-child relationship difficulties and conducting psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and academic struggles. As a bilingual therapist (Spanish-English), I enjoy working with clients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and provide treatment through a multicultural lens.
Sharon Maisonet is a post-doctoral clinical psychology resident at Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology Center under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Richardson. She earned her Master of Science and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at an APA-accredited program, Centerstone Child Outpatient Clinic in Bradenton, Florida. Past practicum experiences include training at Pediatric Psychology Associates in Weston, Florida, at the NSU Children and Family Services Clinic, and at the NSU School-related Psychoeducational Assessment and Clinical Interventions Clinic.