Shari Bowers is an LMSW who has been working with families in Kent county for three years as a reunification therapist and a family preservation specialist working with at-risk families. Shari received her master’s degree in 2020 from Arizona State University and has additional certifications in mindfulness-based interventions, meditation techniques and life coaching.
Shari is qualified to treat depression, chronic stress, anxiety, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, self-esteem issues and trauma. She has extensive experience working with parents of children who have behavior and/or discipline challenges, or with parents of children with mental illness. Shari works best with mothers who are struggling to handle the constant pressures of being a working parent. Shari is passionate about supporting the LGBTQi+ community as someone who understands LGBTQi+ issues from the perspective of a parent and sibling.
Shari approaches every client with a holistic approach to therapy that includes cognitive, behavioral and spiritual techniques. She brings her former experience as a music educator, youth minister and 16 years of involvement in the positive thinking field to all that she does. Shari believes that all of our relationships are strongly impacted first by our relationship with ourselves, and that we need to learn how to accept and love ourselves before we can begin any healing process. To help assist with this healing, Shari strives to create an environment of empowerment where each client has the right to choose who they want to be and how they want to express their unique identity to the world. Shari has been trained in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, addiction recovery, motivational Interviewing, EFT and ACT therapies. Shari is a mother of three, and has been married for 27 years.