Don Shar MA, NCC, Counseling in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, 16056

Don Shar


Don Shar


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $50 per session (approx. 1 hour). Sliding scale clients are welcome. Ask for your FREE initial 15-20 minute session.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Saxonburg, Pennsylvania 16056

My Approach to Helping

ARE YOU STUCK WITH A TOUGH PROBLEM?--As a counselor, it's been a great privilege to be included in the lives of individuals and families during difficult times...and while we discover new solutions for stubborn problems. My counseling is collaborative, strength-based and future-focused. You're the expert on your life, what you would like to be different, and what works and doesn't work for you or your family. My job is to define your counseling goals (what will be different), work with you in developing a way of getting there (the next steps), and encourage and support the change you want.

It would be my great privilege to be included in the change you or your family are facing. We'll discover strengths you already have, and look at past successes to see how they can be used now.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Christian experienced in incorporating client's spiritual and Biblical strengths into counseling. However, belief in God or possession of a religion is not fundamental to progress in counseling. All faiths are respected.

I'm a board certified counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), and working under supervision towards PA licensure. While I can't make health insurance part of our counseling, this may have benefits for you in counseling and cost.

Visit my website for more information on my counseling. Call or email to start on the path of new solutions to YOUR tough problems!

How Psychotherapy Can Help

There are points in everyone's life where we run out of ideas to solve problems. You tried to do what is right and should work, but doesn't work or even appears to make things worse. An effective counselor will bring a new perspective on a problem, and this opens new ways of solving the problem.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

If you've been disappointed with past counseling/counselors it's likely you felt they ignored your goals, or that the counseling had no goals at all and seemed to have no end. My counseling is based on what you want to accomplish, how we will both know that we've been successful. We'll do this in a way that fits you and makes use of your strengths.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have a particular concern for marriages and families, as well as non-custodial and shared custody parents following separation or divorce.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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