Dr. Sharon Lynn Simmons, LISW-S, LCSW-S, PhD

(She, her, hers)
Preferred Name: Sharon

Online Therapy

About Me

I am an independently licensed social worker in both Ohio (LISW) and Kentucky (LCSW) as well as a PhD in social work. I am a trained EMDR therapist and work with patients with a variety of challenges including PTSD, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood swings, psychotic episodes, parenting and relationship challenges and attention and focus difficulties. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and serve first responders who need assistance following traumatic events.

Education & Experience

Experience: I have 25 years of experience working as a therapist, clinical leader and teacher and strive to learn something new each day. Education: 2019 PhD in Social Work University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1996 MSW University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1993 BS in Human Environmental Sciences University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

CISD- Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team Member NASW member Faculty member- Brescia University EMDRIA member

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Private pay