Soon after completing her graduate studies in psychology, Sharon Prentice, Ph.D., found the world of secular psychology lacking–her patients needed something more. She began looking for a mode of therapy that would take every individual soul into account, and discovered alternative learning centers which incorporate a more spiritual approach to mental health. Dr. Prentice firmly believes that if one is not spiritually healthy, then it is nearly impossible to enjoy emotional, psychological, or physical health.
Dr. Prentice’s 30+ years of interest in the Spiritual health of her patients has guided her away from strictly traditional methods of psychotherapy to what her patients have termed “crazy hot mess” therapy where all aspects of one’s being are considered and honored. Because of the nature of her experiences, both personal and professional, she has a unique understanding of the true nature of the Soul–and the need for ripping open the dark recesses of the Spirit, where joy sometimes is held captive. Her highly sensitive, intuitive, and compassionate nature, her unique approach to therapy, and her truly empathic ways have engendered a loving and fiercely loyal following among her patients and her friends.
Dr. Prentice is the author of Becoming Starlight: A Shared Death Journey from Darkness to Light. Deeply embedded in Starlight is an ongoing war with death, faith, and hope–and with God–a war most of us have experienced or will experience in our lifetimes.
Dr. Prentice is in private practice as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor- Advanced Certification. She is a Board Certified Spiritual Counselor (SC-C) and a Temperament Counselor, and holds additional Board Certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, and Crisis and Abuse Therapy. Dr. Prentice is a Professional Member of the American Counselors Association, a Professional Clinical member of the National Christian Counselors Association, a Clinical member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and a Presidential member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is also a Commissioned Minister of Pastoral Care.