Recommendations and Referrals

Robyn A. Lady, Director of Student Services Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA

“I had the pleasure of supervising Ms. Carter during her tenure as a High School Counselor at Chantilly High School in VA. She is an outstanding social/emotional counselor who builds great relationships with students/clients that are based on trust. Ms. Carter creates a safe environment where clients feel honored, heard, seen, and understood. She cares deeply about her clients and is a thoughtful, caring, and highly intelligent counselor.

Debbie LoCurto, President, Uncorked Encounters, Franklin, TN

“Shara Carter is the real deal. I have known her for over 20 years. We worked together in youth ministry, and I saw first hand her dedication and ability to mentor youth. Now I’ve watched her dedicate her life gathering education and life experience to help all people. Shara has the talent and skill to help you unravel what life throws at you so you can truly live.”

Susan Easterday, CAP Partners, Chief Operations and Marketing Officer, Nashville, TN

 “Shara and I met in college and I was immediately impressed by her passion for whatever she chose to do. She will certainly extend that passion and purpose to the families she serves through counseling.”

Mike Goodman, Vice President of Operations, The Women’s Center, Vienna, VA

“Shara is professional, thoughtful, insightful, and introspective in her provision of care. Shara is a competent, hard working and loyal individual who exercises sound judgment…. She is extremely skilled in her ability to relate to clients and always works diligently to ensure the needs of her clients are met.”

Michelle Castro, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Woodmont Realty, Nashville, TN

 “Shara Carter …. is that rare person who has grown and matured while maintaining her natural self and steadfastness in character. Partnered with her refined skill set as a counselor, I have all the confidence that anyone who sits with her will greatly benefit from the consistency that Shara provides.”

Shirley Clark, Former CEO The Women’s Center, Vienna, VA

“I have had the privilege of being a witness to Shara’s care and concern for her clients and especially for teens that she led in workshops. Shara is an example of someone who loves to care for others, bringing light and love to her colleagues and clients. She has always been devoted to improving the mental wellness of others!”

Melanie Richardson, Ed.S. Granbery, E.S. Brentwood, TN

 “I’ve known Shara for more than 25 years. Shara and I have served, traveled and sung together. She is a trusted friend that will go above and beyond for others!”

Janet Kimberling, Ph.D., Former Clinical Director, The Women’s Center, Vienna, VA

“In Ms. Carter’s position, she went “above and beyond” what was expected… She developed and presented educational workshops for audiences of parents, teens, and externs. She developed and led camps for adolescent boys and girls… Ms. Carter’s very apparent energy is matched by her clinical skills. She is clearly highly intelligent, thoughtful, and caring, having all the best qualities of a therapist.”

Catherine A. Love, LPC/LMFT, The Women’s Center, Vienna, VA

“…for over 10 years, Ms. Carter has demonstrated a working knowledge and flexibility in dealing with a wide variety of clinical problems and populations. She looks at her clients holistically, aware of their uniqueness as individuals, accounts for age, culture, and gender. Ms. Carter is creative in her approach. She is insightful, devoted, and sensitive…. Ms. Carter conveys a sense of calm as she works with her clients and with other professionals…I strongly recommend her.”

Stephen Tedeschi, President, The Arts Place, Nashville, TN

“I have worked side by side with Shara in many ministries and roles. Her dedication to leaders, young people, and families goes beyond words. I have seen her pour into the lives of those she has worked with teaching them academic, social and life skills.. Shara gives 100% to all she does and I am certain her professionalism in counseling will benefit anyone she works with.”