I am Poonam Sharma, a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Antonio, Texas. I earned my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1994. In my clinical practice, I provide psychotherapy for adults and specialize in working with people dealing with health issues, such as infertility, traumatic injury, and stress. My coaching work focuses on helping people increase their fitness levels, find balance in their lives, and achieve their most important personal and professional goals.
I have served on the faculty of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for several years in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, and Community Dentistry. I was President of the Bexar County Psychological Association in 2000-2001. I am currently a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association, Bexar County Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Fertility Association, and Resolve: The National Infertility Association. I am credentialed as a Health Service Provider in Psychology through the National Register. I am certified to offer the mind/body program for infertility created by Dr. Alice Domar, a leading researcher in the area of stress and infertility.
I believe that it takes a true partnership to bring about change in a person's life. My job is to bring you the professional expertise that I have developed through many years of education and training. Your job is to tell the truth, take risks to be open, and make an honest effort to follow through with what we discuss. I will work very hard to make it comfortable for you to be yourself so that you can take the emotional risks that are necessary for growth. I will believe in you every step of the way. As someone who has dealt with health challenges personally, I believe I have a unique perspective on living life fully, no matter what your personal limitations. My style is to listen compassionately to understand your situation clearly, help you set realistic goals, and then support you as you take steps that will move you toward the results you desire.