Sharmen Kimbrough

Relationship Coach

Sharmen Kimbrough, MA has worked as a counselor (or lay counselor) since 1995, but took a few years off to stay at home with her kids. She completed a year-long internship at an inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment center and has done extensive volunteering with teens and young moms through her church and the local pregnancy care center. Currently, she works primarily with women and couples who are trying to untangle the mess of emotional and spiritual abuse and find a way to heal and begin to build healthier relationships. The backbone of her work is built much more upon experience than book-learning. She has experienced a lifetime of learning how to navigate destructive behavior and emotional abuse, as well as divorce and single-parenting.

Sharmen specializes in navigating relationships from a Christ-centered perspective. She brings a strong sense of optimism to the table and is often able to reframe issues in a way that brings insight and motivation to change. She is most passionate about helping people get in touch with what is going on in their heart and learning to live life well with authenticity and integrity.  She loves speaking hope into hard situations and watching people grab hold of that hope to work toward a breakthrough in the mess they’re facing.

Therapy Rates

Mini Intensive (3 hour session)$350
2-day Personal Intensive$2610
3-day Marriage Intensive$3770
Custom IntensivesPlease call for estimated quote.
Hourly Sessions$145
Marriage Evaluation Package$350
10 Hour Package$1300
Please note that all discounted packages are non-refundable and will expire after one year of purchase.

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Recent Articles by Sharmen Kimbrough

To Be Told or Not to Be Told: Why We Use a Directive Counseling Approach

The majority of people who come to see me say they have been to multiple counselors, both personally and for their marriage, and that most of them have been less than helpful, if not harmful. I think there are two particular elements impacting the effectiveness of their previous counseling: 1) the dynamics of narcissistic and emotional abuse on the victim and the relationship are unrecognized, and 2) the ineffective use of non-directive approaches to address the issues.

Is He Really Changing? Part 2

In part 1 of this blog (which you can read here), I wrote about the pressure some of you wives may feel to come up with the list of behaviors that your husband needs to change. I encouraged you to take inventory of where he’s gone wrong and what needs to change and share that list with him. When your husband steps up to the plate to take responsibility for his own behavior, he sets a much more effective stage for healing.

Telling Him What Needs to Change: Part 1

Mary is a typical client. She has spent years looking for ways to better connect with her husband, Joe. She’s read numerous books and articles. She subscribes to relationship blogs and Facebook pages. She’s counseled with her pastor and consulted with her closest friends. She’s begged Joe to talk, to understand, to make her a priority and then behave like it. She’s prayed for hope and for God to change him. She has cried countless tears. And she is exhausted from trying to make the relationship different. Joe finally agrees to counseling, probably the result of a precipitating event in which she made it clear she’s done with the way things are. Usually, he comes saying he’ll do whatever it takes to work on the marriage. He seems very amenable, and agreeable, and ready to “work”…except for one thing: he puts it on HER to decide what needs to be fixed.