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Sharon Winkler, LICSW, MAC

Office: 200 East 22nd Street
Vancouver, WA 98663
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Employee Assistance Counseling
Supervision/Consultation for mental health professionals
Couple Theapy
Family Therapy
Practice Description: Research shows that the ‘fit’ between client and psychotherapist has a significant impact on outcome. I am skilled, experienced, and committed to your well being. You are open about yourself and your life and sincere in your desire to make changes. If you feel ‘stuck’ in your life, we will examine what gets in the way. If you want to make changes, we will explore what is involved. We will look not only at what is already in your awareness, but also at the motivations, feelings, and conflicts that are hidden but which, nonetheless, have a significant impact.

As a highly-trained psychotherapist with 33 years of experience, I have specialized skills in both Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, an intensive therapy for individuals, as well as Couple and Family Therapy. Although I am prepared to treat a wide range of issues, I specialize in addiction, trauma, and couple therapy.
I look forward to establishing a collaborative, fruitful relationship that helps you accomplish your goals.
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Relationship Issues
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Dually Diagnosed Individuals
Sexual Abuse
Substance Abuse
Complex Trauma (childhood physical and sexual abuse)
Stepfamily Adjustment
Couple Therapy
Age Specialties: Adolescents
Session Formats: Individual
Treatment Approaches: EMDR
Family Systems
Education: Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW)
Columbia University, 1987

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Manhattanville College, 2001
License #: LW00008860
License State: Washington
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Master Addiction Counselor (MAC)
Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy
Certificate in EMDR
Professional Affiliations: EMDRIA
Fee Schedule: $150. to $200. Cash discount available for those using out-of-network benefits or without insurance coverage.
Accepted Insurance: Any Indemnity Plan
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
First Choice Health
First Health
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
Moda Health
Samaritan Health Plans
Premera, Legacy+ (PacificSource), PacificSource Medicare Advantage
Additional Plans Not Listed
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Please see above for insurance panel participation. Note that many different insurance companies and third party administrators use the First Choice Health and First Health networks: check your insurance card or call Sharon for help.. Local plans using these networks include several Kaiser plans (Added Choice, Alliant Plus, Options, Options PPO, Access PPO, Connect), Samaritan Health Plans, Cypress Benefit Administrators, Meritain, Healthnet, UMR, Multiplan, Moda.

Most insurance companies will reimburse on an Out-Of-Network basis for the services an independently licensed mental health professional.
Office Hours: day and evening appointments available
Additional Comments: Though I've been practicing for 30 years, I never stop questioning what I do. I engage in professional reading and participate in continuing professional education on a regular basis, and I consult with a group of trusted colleagues bi-weekly.

Sharon Winkler, LICSW, MAC, Therapist in Vancouver

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In Practice Since:  1987
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

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