Therapist Profile

Name:
Sharon Ellen Sanches, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
10470 Foothill Blvd., Suite 116 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-3754
Phone:
Website:
gunnpsych.com
License Number
LMFT49192
Practicing Since:
2003
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Life can bring about seasons of change and unexpected challenge. As a licensed marriage and family therapist with over thirteen years of clinical experience working with children, adults and families, I have had the privilege of assisting many people along their personal path of healing. I am honored to be among the dynamic clinical team at Gunn Psychological Services where we are dedicated to helping you find answers to questions you may be experiencing as you consider treatment for yourself or a loved one. Seeking therapy can be a wonderful step in a positive direction towards hope and change. As a therapist I consider my role as a guide who partners with you in reaching your goals and promoting healthy intrapersonal and interpersonal awareness. I utilize evidence based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing among others. The best treatment approach for you and your family is discussed as we begin the journey and the dialogue remains open regarding your goals and preferences along the way. My clinical experience has included providing treatment for a variety of acuity levels in various settings such as outpatient clinics and schools. Depression, anxiety, adjustment, behavioral challenges and relational impairments are among the challenges I have assisted families with. I have specialized training in working with children and families impacted by trauma such as sexual abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence. I have worked with families referred by the Department of Children and Family Services for several years in providing preventive services, parenting classes, therapy groups for all ages and assisting families in therapy during the aftermath of trauma and abuse in order to promote effective adjustment. Additionally, I appreciate the opportunity to provide therapeutic resources to families and have published articles and children’s books related to topics such as coping with difficult emotions and adapting to stress. As a clinical supervisor and adjunct faculty member I have provided training for students and Interns entering the field. I have assisted in program development and have provided training to other professionals in the community regarding best practices and approaches to treatment. If you find yourself or a loved one in a challenging season, I invite you to consider therapy at Gunn Psychological Services as a meaningful step in your personal path of healing and hope. Having the assistance of an experienced therapist may promote opportunities for increased awareness and needed change. I look forward to learning more about how I may be a partner with you along this important journey.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday and Saturday day and evening appointments available
Services
Individual, Family and Group therapy Social skills/anxiety group for children Parenting classes Specializing in child therapy with trauma victims
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
B.A. Counseling Psychology M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Autism
Children
Christian Based Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Communication Skills
Creative Solutions
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Families
Group Therapy
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Parenting
Play Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Relationships
Stress
Supervision
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-Behavioral
Cognitive
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Process
Certifications
Prepare/Enrich Marital Counseling
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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