Emily Sharp-Stuursma, AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
AMFT #122963; Supervised by Alicia Peterson LMFT #115220
My counseling journey began over 10+ years ago when I worked in the field of Developmental Intervention working with children and their families. I worked with many children and adolescents struggling socially and emotionally. I have gained experience in supporting parents and family members through these struggles. It was through this work that I soon discovered my passion to help individuals, families and couples rebuild their lives and relationships by overcoming struggles in their life. That's when I decided to pursue a degree in Marriage and Family therapy. In addition to my prior experience, I have also gained experience working in the field of addiction. Helping individuals work through life challenges such as work stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles as well as loss and grief. As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist I strive to create a warm and accepting environment, so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. My therapeutic style is tailored specifically to each individual I am working with. My goal is to assist those in need of growth through focusing on inner strengths and self-exploration. I am honored to work at The Well Counseling Center and look forward to meeting you!
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
AMFT #137943; Supervised by Alicia Peterson LMFT #115220
“I have been a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (RAMFT) for six years. I have a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I have always enjoyed learning about the dynamic characteristics of individuals, couples and families. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and in various stages of development, ranging from young children to older adults. I have helped clients address various concerns including, but not limited to, various forms of anxiety and depression, personality disordered thinking, self-esteem issues, boundary-setting and grief/loss. I look forward to helping each of my clients achieve their goals for emotional well-being and good mental health.”

Alejandra Santana, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in mental health, I am impacted by the needs of others and how traumatic experiences in their lives have negatively affected them. I am passionate about working with others to help them heal because of my own healing journey and breakthroughs. Every individual is worthy of being heard and valued. I also believe we can all be empowered to change belief systems that have negatively affected us in a physical, emotional, and spiritual way. I am an advocate of not going through life alone and that there is hope in finding healing.

My approach is warm, empathic, strength-based, and non-judgmental. My desire is for clients to be heard and guided toward relief, empowerment, and restoration. My goal is always to create an environment that feels safe for individuals to build trust without judgment.

I practice from a psychodynamic perspective, which means I pay attention to feelings and beliefs that emerge from one's lived experience.

My approach to therapy is client-centered based on an individual's needs. Every individual is unique and I believe in collaborating with clients to problem solve together. I have worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence, women's issues, chronic illness & pain, grief, substance use, relationship conflict, burn out, life transitions, and caregiver stress. I also believe in including faith as a part of the healing process and can provide Christian based counseling. Ultimately, I love partnering with individuals to problem solve, identify coping skills and help eliminate stressors in their lives.
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