I have worked with children and adolescents for 18 years and have experience in treating issues that commonly arise for these populations including; anxiety, depression, grief and loss, suicidal ideation, self harm, and relationship difficulties. I recognize the importance of the role of parents and family in the development of children’s lives, and I can add value with parent education and management of these sometimes complex dynamics. 


I enjoy working with adults who are going through life changes, would like to work on a better work/life balance and stress management. In addition, I have experience with depression, anxiety, and parenting skills.                                            

Master of Art degree in Professional Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor (TX #85265)

                     Meet Sharla!                         

Life is a journey full of twists and turns, sometimes leaving us feeling anxious, depressed, stressed and completely overwhelmed.  Her therapeutic approach will foster a relationship through empathy, compassion and genuineness in a safe and caring environment.  The goal is to outfit you with the tools to tackle life’s challenges in a productive, healthy manner. 

Sharla Guess is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas (TX#85265).  She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University, College Station, her Masters of Arts Degree in School Counseling from Amberton University and finished her coursework to become a Licensed Professional Counselor at Dallas Baptist University.  Sharla is a member of the American School Counseling Association.

Born and raised in Texas, Sharla began her career in the educational system where she taught middle school for 8 years. She then transitioned to the role of school counselor, where she has served at the secondary level for the last 18 years. In addition to her role as a school counselor, she has expanded her experience to private practice.

Sharla has an innate ability to serve students and parents in the educational settings as well as enjoys working with children and teens as she has an understanding and compassion on the struggles they face. In addition, Sharla has expanded her expertise in the private practice setting over the past few years where she enjoys working with adults. Her passion is helping others navigate life’s challenges and manage stress.  She thrives in the atmosphere of building relationships and giving people the freedom to express themselves in a safe and caring environment.

  • Trained in “Child Parent Relationship Therapy” curriculum

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