Last updated: 3/31/2020

Sharona Stone, MEd,LCSW, DCH, LLC (303) 779-1699
Last Updated: 3/31/2020
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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Child Development Specialist, & Hypnotherapist: I am passionate about helping you reach your goals.

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:
English
Hebrew

Are you feeling disappointed in yourself or by the people in your life? Do you feel lonely even when you are not alone? Are your ideas or feelings being minimized or dismissed by your partner, or children?

Adults and children naturally feel frustrated when others don't seem "to get" them. Sometimes the harder people try the less successful they feel. If this has been your experience, you may start to wonder if you have the right to expect some of your needs will be met?

Taking a look at yourself when you are experiencing challenges in your life and relationships can feel uncomfortable. It is easier, and less uncomfortable, to see the problems in others. Although, if you are only perceiving faults in the other person then you are most likely missing something important. Relationships are dynamic, and each person plays a part in maintaining the status quo.

Understandably, many adults as children were not offered experiences of emotional safety, and taught skills in self-reflection. Many couples engage in conflicts based on assumptions that a partner "can" and "won't" when sometimes it is simply, "I don't know how." In the absence of childhood experiences of emotional safety, many adults are at a loss when a partner wants to know about their inner mental life - private thoughts and feelings.

You may be at a loss, or have some ideas about what may be getting in your way? Have you experienced the disruptive nature of your emotional reactions in relationships with your partner or children? Has setting unrealistic standards for yourself limited your ability to feel satisfied when you have done a good job? Are you a workaholic, seeking perfection in most things you do? Do you sabotage yourself in work, love, or when it comes to setting or achieving goals?

Parenting is a challenging job, children are variable, sometimes more cooperative than others. Do you get frustrated, and convey this to your children in words, voice, gestures and actions? Is this successful, or does it become more and more difficult to get your children to listen and cooperate? Many parents find themselves embattled in escalating conflicts, feeding off of each other's frustrations.

One of many therapeutic techniques that I use with clients comes from Schema Therapy, and focuses on the identification of self-limiting beliefs. The "schemas," developed early in life offer us ways of explaining our experiences. The process involves Identification of Early Maladaptive Schemas (Schema Therapy, Jeffrey Young, PhD) these are sort of like lenses or blueprints that are embedded, and forecast what we are accustomed to expecting in certain types of situations. In this process we will identify some of your emotional triggers, and understanding their origins will help interrupt automatic reactions. This is empowering, and can allow you to respond more calmly with thought rather than reacting.   

My approach is relational, and I actively participate with you as we collaborate, focusing on what is important to you. In therapy, I am invested in really getting to know and understand you. My approach can best be described as eclectic, drawing from theories of development, attachment, family of origin issues, relationship dynamics, Schema Therapy, emotional intelligence, and personal & executive coaching strategies.             

If you are invested in growing healthier more satisfying ways of living and relating, and want to enjoy greater ease facing inevitable challenges on life's journey - Let's talk about how I can help you.  

Specialties
Focusing on:
Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Education/Personal Development Family Issues Infant Mental Health Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Asperger's Syndrome Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Autism Spectrum Behavioral Problems Career/Employment Concerns Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Forensic Grief/Loss Infertility Learning Disabilities Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Psychosomatic Self Abuse Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts
Office and Contact Information
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Sharona Stone, MED, LCSW, DCH, LLC
6851 S. Holly Circle
Suite 135
Centennial, CO 80112  
www.drsharona.com
(303) 779-1699

Contact: Sharona Stone

Office Hours:
Mon9:00am – 8:00pm
Tue9:00am – 8:00pm
Wed9:00am – 8:00pm
Thu9:00am – 8:00pm
Fri9:00am – 5:00pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Day

Accessibility:
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (Doxy.me, etc.)

Qualifications
Degrees:
MEd
MSW

Years of Experience: 25

Licensing:
CO - LCSW [989449]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified HypnoCounselor
Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT)
Certified in Family Therapy
Clinical Fellow AAMFT
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $120
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $120

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation

Insurance:
AETNA (Open Choice) GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees
AETNA Health Great-West Healthcare
American Behavioral Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company (PPO)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Blue Preferred) Magellan Behavioral Health
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (HMO) Managed Health Network
Anthem EAP One Health Plan
APS Healthcare Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
Beacon Health Rocky Mountain Health Maintenance Organization
Beacon Health Options Rocky Mountain Health Plans (PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
CIGNA HealthCare United Healthcare
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) United Healthcare
First Health (Network) United HealthCare (Options PPO)

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)
Seniors (60 +)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Children of Divorce
Adopted Caregivers Chronic Illness College Students Gifted Immigrants/Refugees Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families Suicidal Twins
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Body Centered Psychotherapy Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Hypnosis Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Relational Schema Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Systemic
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advocacy Art Therapy Behavioral Case Management Crisis Intervention Education Consultation Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Focusing Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Holistic Internal Family Systems (IFS) Mediation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Satir Sex Therapy Social Support Somatic Experiencing Transpersonal Psychology Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Jewish
Christian LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
Asian
African-American Hispanic Native American Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) American Hypnosis Board for Clinical Social Work American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)