Dr. Sharp specializes in work with adults with OCD, anxiety, stress/trauma-related issues, and depression. She heavily emphasizes the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies, with a focus on exposure-based therapies including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). Dr. Sharp also heavily utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and other mindfulness-based approaches to help clients end the struggle with painful thoughts and feelings and choose behaviors aligned with their own goals and values.
Dr. Sharp received her PhD from the University of Kansas’ Clinical Psychology Program, where her doctoral studies focused on the relationship between therapist empathy and client outcomes. Her clinical training focused on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and also led her to gain experiences in assessment and individual and group therapy in a variety of settings including the University of Kansas Psychological Clinic, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Sharp’s pre-doctoral internship at the Central Iowa VA Healthcare System afforded her the opportunity to receive extensive training in the use of empirically-supported treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder including Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
Dr. Sharp is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Dallas in 2016 to complete her post-doctoral training prior to joining the Dallas CBT Team. Outside of work, she has a passion for dog sports and competes most weekends with her (award winning!) cocker spaniels in dog agility.