Sharon Stines,PsyD

Sharon Stines,PsyD

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Secondary Credential: - 6686-R
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Optum
  • UHC Military West
  • United Health Care
Fees: I charge $125 - $175 per hour for individual therapy and $20 - $50 per hour for groups. Sliding scale available. Victims of Crime welcome
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La Habra, California 90631

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My Approach to Helping

I use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to help people overcome the negative effects of all types of trauma, including emotional, physical, sexual, and narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and psychological manipulation.

Understanding Trauma: Trauma is pervasive; it does not discriminate. Terrible events or repeated daily stresses can affect anyone and everyone, making life more difficult. It is also important to understand that trauma is not determined by the event itself, but rather by the experience of the individual.

What is EMDR Therapy? It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR consists of 8 phases: (1) History and Treatment Planning; (2) Preparation; (3) Assessment; (4) Desensitization; (5) Installation; (6) Body Scan; (7) Closure; (8) Revaluation.

Attention will be given to a negative image, belief, and body feeling related to specific events that cause trauma in the individual. While the client focuses on the upsetting event, the therapist will begin sets of side-to-side eye movements, sounds, or taps. The client will be guided to notice what comes to mind after each set. The sets of eye movements, sounds, or taps are repeated until the event becomes less disturbing.

How EMDR Resolves Trauma: EMDR therapy helps the brain process traumatic memories by disconnecting the brain’s “fight, flight, and freeze” response from the original event(s). The process of bilateral stimulation described above helps resolve the negative memories and “rewire” the brain, installing more positive, resilient imagery.

What Conditions Can EMDR Treat? EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. The following challenges have been treated with EMDR: Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias, Chronic Illness and medical issues, Depression and bipolar disorders, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Grief and loss, Pain, Performance anxiety, Personality disorders, PTSD and other trauma and stress related issues, Sexual assault, Sleep disturbance, Substance abuse and addiction, Violence and abuse

More Info About My Practice

"Trauma informed" services

EMDR Trained - Unblock and resolve traumatic strongholds via bilateral stimulation.

CALVCB (victims of violent crimes) clients are welcome

Divorce Recovery Counseling

EMDR for children

Remote EMDR

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

It is important to choose a therapist who has empathy and compassion; a therapist who is able to "see" you and care about you as an individual. The most effective therapy occurs within the therapeutic relationship. No matter what you have been through, you are the expert on your life. It is healing to have someone come alongside you and help empower you to trust and love yourself; someone to provide the therapeutic tools and also a real person to help you "work through your stuff" in a safe place.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Christian Counseling, Sex Abuse Recovery, Domestic Violence Recovery, Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Emotional Abuse Recovery, Addictions recovery, Gay and Lesbian, online groups and counselling; EMDR; schema therapy, Parental Alienation caused by Narcissistic Parents

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Narcissism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Object Relations
  • Schema Therapy

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