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About Me

 Dr. Sharon Givens is a therapist specializing in individual and group therapy and maintains a private practice in Columbia, SC and Fort Mill, SC.

With over five 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, dosmestic 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, and  a  prominent career development consultant that  has presented at Global and  National, conferences speaking on the topics of self concept, resume writing  and career exploration.


·         Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Cognate: Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling
Master of Science in Adult Education
Graduate Certificate – Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Bachelor of Social Work, minor in Psychology

Licenses, Certifications and Award

Licensed Professional Couselor-Intern
National Board Certified Counselor
Board Certified Coach
Master Career Counselor
Global Career Development Facilitator
Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor
Master Trainer, National Career Development Association
Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner
Lorin Anderson Doctoral Research Award

Additional Services

Franklin Covey Trainer
True Colors Facilitator
Ruby Payne-Framework for Poverty Trainer
Corporate and
 School Based Mentoring Trainer

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Counseling Association
South Carolina Counseling Association
National Career Development Association
International Mentoring Association

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