Meet Dr. Sharma
I have served the San Antonio area as a licensed psychologist for over 20 years, first as faculty at the medical school, and now in independent practice. I earned my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994. In my clinical practice, I provide psychotherapy for adults and also specialize in working with people dealing with health issues, such as infertility, traumatic injury, and stress. I also coach and consult with people who are not in any psychological distress, but would like support in achieving their most important health, professional, or relationship goals.
I have served on the faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for several years in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, and Comprehensive Dentistry. I was President of the Bexar County Psychological Association in 2000-2001. I am currently a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association, Bexar County Psychological Association, and American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as a board member of the Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science. I am credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology through the National Register. I am certified to offer the mind/body program for infertility created by Dr. Alice Domar, a leading researcher in the area of stress and infertility. I am also a Certified TeleBehavioral Health Practitioner through the Telebehaviral Health Institute.
I believe that it takes a true partnership to bring about change in a person’s life. My job is to use my professional expertise, developed through thousands of hours of education and training, to help you be more effective. Your job is to tell the truth, take risks to be open, and make an honest effort to follow through with what we discuss. I will do my best to make it comfortable for you to be yourself, so that you can take the emotional risks that are necessary for growth. As someone who has dealt with health challenges personally, I believe I have a unique perspective on living life fully, no matter what your personal limitations. My style is to listen compassionately to understand your situation clearly, help you set realistic goals, and then support you in courageously taking steps toward the results you desire.
To verify the status of my license, you can contact the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists at 512.305.7700.