Sharon Pickel MSW LISW received her MSW from West Virginia University in 1984 with a focus in children and families. She interned in Pleasant Valley Mental Health in Fairmont West Virginia. She received her BSW from Capital University in 1983 and had internships with Gahanna Counseling and St. Stephen’s Community House. Sharon has been independently licensed since August 17, 1990.
Out of Graduate school, Sharon worked 4 years at Franklin County Children’s Services on an Unruly Unit with primarily unruly and delinquent youth. This required collaboration with the courts, probation officers and other community resources. Sharon also worked for St. Vincent’s Family Center for 16 years. She provided counseling to a wide variety of ages of children from early developmental assessments with children under three to ongoing services for children up through late teens. She did individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy focusing on depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, disrupted family issues, COA, divorce, grief, family dynamics issues, and specialized in the treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders ages 6 to 21. Sharon provided Prevention, Consultation, and Education services to several Catholic schools on the Westside of Columbus over 9 years. Sharon is currently employed at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health where she has been for 12 years. She provides therapy to children and their families with a wide variety of issues such as mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral problems, adoption issues, medical issues, grief, adjustment issues and parenting. She has lead parenting groups for parents with children with mood disorders. She provides family therapy to families with complex issues. Sharon is trained in CBT and was selected to be a part of the CBT initiative at NCH. She runs CBT educational small groups with staff to strengthen their application of CBT skills.
Sharon joined Trinity Family Counseling to be able to do marital therapy and work with adults specifically. Sharon has 32 years of experience in providing mental health therapy in the Central Ohio community. Sharon has been married 28 years and is a mother of two adult daughters ages 21 and 26. She is committed to providing quality therapy helping families have strong and healthy relationships.