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

CHILDREN, TEENS, PARENTING EDUCATION and FAMILIES

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 also have a passion to help empower and equip women to navigate life’s challenges.                                                                      

Master of Art degree in Professional Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (TX #85265)

                     Meet Sharla!                         

Sharla Guess is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate) in the state of Texas (TX#85265) under the supervision of Loren Hervey, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) (TX#67668).  Sharla 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 Associate at Dallas Baptist University.  Sharla is a member of the American School Counseling Association.

Born and raised in Texas, Sharla began her teaching career and taught 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. Sharla has an innate ability to serve students, parents, and colleagues. She thrives in the atmosphere of building relationships and giving people the freedom to express themselves in a safe and caring environment. Sharla is excited to join the staff at Spero Counseling to share these skills and continue to make a difference in the lives of children, parents, and families.

  • Trained in “Child Parent Relationship Therapy” curriculum

“The courage to be vulnerable is not about winning or losing, it’s about the courage to show up when you can’t predict the outcome.” Brene Brown