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Sharifa McKain, MSW

Sharifa McKain, MSW

Sometimes when life happens, we are left with feelings of frustration, confusion, sadness, or anger. Then, we face the challenge of moving on, getting by, grieving, and coping. Identifying a problem and a need for help are difficult and necessary first steps towards getting “unstuck”, healing and recovery. You have made the first step. I will work with you through the rest.
You are the expert on your life’s story. My goal is to help you reflect and process your life’s experiences/challenges in an effort to help you heal, learn new tools and skills, be empowered, and improve your overall well-being. Let’s work together to identify and achieve your goals. Change is possible! Be the change!


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management

Client Focus:

  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen

Types of Therapy:

Applied Behavioral Analysis


Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)



Family Systems

Motivational Interviewing



Play Therapy

Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Issue Experiences:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Martial and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues


  • Years in Practice: 1 Year
  • School: Norfolk State University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • Supervisor: Phillip Riddick
  • Supervisor License: Virginia / 0904009046