Stephanie McSharry

Stephanie McSharry, LCSW, CADC, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Creative Arts Therapist.

Stephanie fell in love with theatre at an early age, finding theatre to be immensely therapeutic for bothherself and others growing up. She spent several years working in theatre, even touring around thecountry as part of a National Touring Company. Theatre was not her only passion, Stephanie was alsovery dedicated to social justice and helping others through social work. Stephanie’s love for theatre and social work eventually found her going back to school to pursue a counseling degree. Stephaniereceived Bachelor’s degrees in both Theatre and Social Work and went on to receive her Masters inSocial Work from Loyola University Chicago.

Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in the field and has worked in several agencies around Chicagoproviding a wide range of therapeutic services as well as clinical supervision. She has done extensive work with individual and group therapy. Stephanie utilizes both verbal counseling and creative arts techniques when working with clients. Her experience includes helping clients deal with personal stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self-worth, life adjustments and relationship issues.

Working with Stephanie provides clients a welcoming and safe environment to explore personalmatters. She believes there is no one-size- fits-all solution and will work with clients to help provide aholistic therapeutic approach centered on each client’s unique needs. Stephanie is a firm believer in lifelong learning. She is currently attending a certification in Laban Movement Analysis program as well as pursing credentialing as a Registered Drama Therapist.

Stephanie is in-network with BCBS PPO and Cigna plans and is currently accepting new clients. She may be contacted at (773) 453-6726 or stephanie@mcsharrycounseling.com.