Sharyn Button, MS, LPC, LCAS-A
Sharyn Button is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate in the state of North Carolina. Sharyn believes that each person possesses physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects and that each of these components are important to address to cultivate feelings of wholeness and stability. Sharyn utilizes a person-centered, cognitive and behaviorally-based approach with aspects of mindfulness and relaxation techniques. This means that Sharyn meets clients where they are emotionally in regard to their therapeutic treatment and treats clients as the experts of their own lives. She creates a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment in which to address difficult topics and work through life-long “stuck points”. Life can often feel like it is racing by, and Sharyn supports her clients in cultivating mindfulness and awareness within their own lives to assist in learning how to be fully present and how to slow things down.
Sharyn earned her Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. She completed her practicum at Central Regional Hospital working with adults on the inpatient psychiatric unit, and she completed her internship at Carolina Outreach in Durham, NC in providing case management and therapy to adults with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Sharyn’s training and experience is working with adults with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, anger issues, interpersonal challenges, identity issues, and substance use disorders, but she enjoys working with a wide range of people.
Sharyn has extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, and she enjoys supporting her clients in learning and practicing coping skills related to mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. She is highly experienced in providing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and she completed her intensive training in DBT via the Linehan Institute and Behavioral Tech in 2016. She is currently pursuing her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and feels passionately about incorporating breath-work, relaxation techniques, and mind-body awareness in working with her clients.