About Shara

Shara Carter has worked as a counselor for the past ten years and has been in the “people helping” field for more than 35 years. She earned her Masters of Arts in Education in Counseling from Virginia Tech and her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Her desire to work with young people and their families started as early as her teenage years as she took care of children, worked with Special Olympics, and was involved with many other aspects of the lives of others. That desire to care for young people and their families carried into her work as an Educator for many years both in Tennessee and Fairfax County and now as a counselor.

Shara is enthusiastic about helping others find their way through the ever-changing, creative, healing, counseling process and she considers it an honor to be considered and invited into your journey. She is aware of how personal and difficult this process can be.

Shara is an artist and a “creative spirit” at heart. She enjoys using expressive, creative therapy and has been in the techniques when working with her clients and groups. She feels strongly about self-care and self-discovery and continues to look within to learn, create, stretch and grow.

VA License Number: 0701008541, Virginia State Department of Health Professions, Board of Counseling

TN License Number: 5239, Tennessee State Board of Professional Counselors and Marital and Family Therapists

NCC Number: 330181

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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