Sharon Walker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharon Walker,Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149.024182
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Chicago, Illinois 60604

My Approach to Helping

Welcome! My name is Sharon Walker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 15 years' combined experience helping others across hospice, shelter, residential foster care, behavioral health, corrections, crisis response, and residential substance abuse treatment settings. Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, and Client-Centered Therapies are what I most commonly use, in addition to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy-based tools. Most of the clients I work with struggle with the outcomes of traumatic childhood and adult experiences, family dysfunction, relationship issues, and stressful life events. I have extensive experience in working with survivors of sexual trauma, and those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, and life issues. The dignity and worth of all human beings is the starting point for me. What I offer is a safe and non-judgmental place where you can be yourself, be heard, grow, change, or heal. My approach is empathetic, compassionate, down to earth, straightforward, and encouraging.

I've always been drawn to observing and wanting to understand life's issues and engaging in ways to help others, and myself as well. Over time, I realized this is what I wanted to spend my life doing. I prefer a collaborative approach to goal-setting. You are the person who determines what you want to achieve as a result of therapy. From there, we mutually agree on the best methods, strategies, and tools to help you achieve your goal(s). Our first session will involve a brief assessment that will help me learn about you as a person and what brings you to therapy. It is also a time during which you can ask questions of me, the therapy process, and get a sense of whether you feel I'm a good fit for you.


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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