Sharon O’Hara, MFT (Marriage & Family Therapist)

Licensed in the State of California: MFT35898
Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S)
Sexual Offender Treatment Provider (Certified as an Independent Practitioner by the CA Sex Offender Management Board)


M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University, Marina del Rey, CA.
M.S. in Counseling from Georgia State University. Completed three years towards a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.
B.A. in French from Bryn Mawr College

Other Speciality Trainings:

Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Somatic Experiencing Training from the SE Trauma Institute
Emotional Freedom Technique Basic Course, and EFT: The Ultimate Therapist Workshop, both under the guidance of EFT founder Gary Craig.
Level 1 and Level 2 EMDR training (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) under the auspices of the EMDR Institute.

Association Memberships:

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
Society for Advancement of Sexual Health
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals

Work History:

Former Clinical Director, Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles 2009-2015.
Program Director for the Sexual Dependency Unit at Del Amo Hospital from 1992-1999.
Program Director for the Outpatient Program in Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders at Decatur Hospital in Decatur, GA from 1987-1991
Sharon O’Hara has also worked as a magazine editor and French teacher.


Sharon O’Hara is available for consultation and seminars. Email her at:

Media Appearances:

Sharon O’Hara has made numerous radio and television appearances discussing sexual and romantic compulsive behaviors. She provides therapy for both sex addicts and their partners/spouses.


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