Dr. Sharon R. Bonds, Ph.D.
All About Love, Inc
Women’s Empowerment Group, Psychological Healing & Troubled Teen Services
Current Practice Information
I am currently the Director of All About Love, Inc.
All About Love, Inc. is a Professional Women’s Empowerment Group that provides Psychological Healing & Troubled Teens Services that's located in NorthEast & NorthWest Washington, DC with easy access by public transportation. My office is wheelchair accessible. I have been in community service since 1999.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
The All About Love, Inc. was developed primarily for women’s empowerment and their children, but available to all ages & genders. Our services include psychological evaluations, testing, anger management, counseling, workshops, lectures, diet counseling as it relates to emotional disorders, troubled teens outreach and classes. Our organized interventions in the areas of anger management, conflict resolution, domestic violence issues, verbal abuse, life skills, coping skills, gender issues, emotional abuse, anti-violence, sexuality, grief & loss, substance abuse, mood disorders, depression, self-esteem, stress management, social skills, communication skills, relationship issues, problem solving, diet, phobias, trauma issues, enhancing personal growth, individual & group counseling, and crisis intervention.
Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Relationship Issues and Women’s issues are my specialty. I follow the work of the theorists who study the psychosocial development of women. Examples of presenting problems are eating disorder, pre- and post-divorce issues, incest, depression, post traumatic stress reactions, and sexual harassment. I work with victims of abuse and adult children of dysfunctional families. In addition, I counsel professional women who are having difficulty dealing with positions of increased power, are considering a career change, or are suffering from performance or leadership problems.
TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY AND METHODOLOGY
I use solution therapy and a holistic psychosocial, development systems approach in working with most clients. An Assessment is made of each individual’s self-development and ego strengths, and then a treatment plan is developed based on the DSM-IV multi-axial diagnosis. I promote insight-orientated cognitive restructuring and use strategic behavioral interventions to create change. An extensive history is taken to determine historical and current events affecting the situation and assure a current physical has been taken to rule out organic causes. If there is an organic condition, I work with the physician to create a treatment plan to support medical treatment. When working with couples or families, I provide psycho education on how to build and
maintain healthy family systems. Communication and conflict resolution skills are also modeled and trained. When working with children, who are able to articulate their feelings and thoughts, I use play therapy and sand-tray. While clients are in treatment, I help them create a support system for themselves and educate them about community resources they might access.
No one is turned away. The normal rate is $110 per 50 minute session, but for those individuals that can not afford to paid the current rate it is asked that you make a monetary donation for services rendered. For all religious and or charitable organizations all lectures, workshops and counseling services are free. Fees for testing are at the discretion of the tester. Fees for copying will be $3.00 per page, and $5.00 for every notary seal placed on any document(s).
Women’s Empowerment Group, Psychological Healing & Troubled Teen Services fees for services consist of contributions for individuals, groups, and couples. Group sizes range from 5 to 10 participants, depending on the focus of the group. Individuals are seen for 50-minutes hour; couples and families are seen for 80 minutes.
Currently accepting clients for individual work, couples, and families. I work with children age 7 and older. I have both day and evening hours available. New clients can usually be seen within three days and emergencies within 24 hours.
Natural Health and Wellness Consultant Certification 2010
EdD. Counseling Psychology 2008
PsyD., Holistic Psychology 2005
Ph.D., Philosophy in Religious Studies 2002
Masters of Science, Clinical Psychology 1999
B.A., Criminal Justice 1997
The Institute of Hypnosis Washington, DC
Certification in Hypnosis 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007
The Ayurvedic Self Care Institute Bolder, Colorado
The Evergreen Cove St Michael's, MD
Certification in Past Life Regression 2004 / 2006
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of ACA, APA, and Psi Chi