Shara Harad-Oaks

Therapy is a place to unpack the heavy things life tends to place upon us. Together we will make sense of what’s going on within and around you as well as establish practical coping techniques. Going to therapy is a courageous act. Your healing journey will make a positive impact on yourself as well as the ones close to your heart.

I have experience working with children, adults, adolescents, couples and families in various mental health settings. My practice is rooted in my passion for exploring the mind body connection. I am a certified yoga instructor and I have an active mindfulness meditation practice, including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). In addition to body based therapeutic practices I draw on evidence informed modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Relational Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

In my work I have supported clients with anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, depression, compassion fatigue, family building challenges, the adjustment to major life events and more. No matter what you come to me with, together we can face it.  I believe it is better to feel difficult emotions rather than hide from them. My practice is LGBTQI* affirming, anti-racist/oppression, and body positive.

I graduated from Hunter College in New York City with a Masters in Social Work, specializing in clinical social work and child welfare. I am a licensed  clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to my work at Bloomgarden, Ostroff and Associates I lead mindfulness and movement classes in school based programming with Transformation Yoga Project. I also conduct home studies for prospective adopting parents.