Dr. Jeff Sharp, Licensed Psychologist

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"The being who is the object of his own reflection, in consequence of that very doubling back upon himself, becomes in a flash able to raise himself into a new sphere. In reality, another world is born."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin    

Dr. Jeff SharpProviding psychotherapy is my professional calling and a privilege. We are all evolving and searching, and at times, we struggle. Psychotherapy can be immensely healing and illuminating - especially during periods of major transition, loss, and personal growth.

I have continually refined my therapeutic skills by studying human development and diverse psychotherapy approaches for more than 30 years. My initial goal in therapy is to create a safe context allowing clients to explore their challenges and concerns. We also examine the impact of prior experiences on their strengths, vulnerabilities and expectations, and explore how they can generate more aliveness, creativity, and engagement in life.

Although I help some clients deal with very specific problems that are resolved in a few
"Dr. Jeff Sharp is a bright, seasoned clinician with over 30 years of experience doing psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and families. He brings great warmth, insight, and openness to his work, and is very skilled at integrating different treatment approaches to help his patients."
Noah Oderberg, Ph.D.
weeks or months, most clients engage in therapy for a year or longer because they experience greater satisfaction in their life as the work progresses. I'm committed to helping people create greater purpose, fulfillment and meaning. This process often involves teasing out and pursuing hopes and dreams, and confronting the obstacles that impede them.

I offer a variety of approaches without being restricted to a narrow orientation. While I may utilize techniques from existential, humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, or family systems, my emphasis is on helping clients to address their deepest yearnings and concerns.

Dr. Jeff Sharp
Oakland, California
tel: 510.333.7318
email: info@drjeffsharp.com