Sharhonda L. Ford

CEO and Clinical Director

About Sharhonda

CEO and Clinical Director

Sharhonda Ford is the Chief Executive Office and Clinical Director of Beyond the Mask Trauma and Wellness. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), in North Carolina and New Jersey. In August of 2017, Sharhonda completed a practicum and internship providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults at Hickory Grove Counseling Center. She counseled women on healing damaging emotions and couples on relationship problems, pre-marital and conflict in marriage situations.​​​

In 2017, Sharhonda graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. In addition, Sharhonda holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and over 20 years’ experience in coaching and development, personnel, life/work balance and career planning.​

Sharhonda is Brainspotting and EMDR trained and specializes in trauma. The focus of her work includes marriage and pre-marriage, infertility, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, workplace conflict, career counseling and damaging powerful emotions in individuals, couples, and families.

Sharhonda works with black and brown women who’ve lost their voice due to childhood trauma and life circumstances. Her dynamic, unparalleled approach and proven success with healing damaged emotions and teaching women the power of breaking free from toxic thought patterns and behaviors is demonstrated by the thousands of women she’s served and treated.

Sharhonda’s approach to therapy is collaborative as she works with the client to choose the appropriate treatment for their wellness goals.  

Sharhonda is a trained, certified facilitator of the Prepare-Enrich program, the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) pre-marriage assessment and holds the Gottman Level 1 Marriage Institute Certification.

Sharhonda’s goal is for clients to “Live Beyond the Mask” and to be “Healed, Delivered and Set Free” from the things that paralyze them from moving forward in life.​

Sharhonda has traveled throughout the US and the Caribbean delivering powerful messages of H.O.P.E, strength and overcoming life’s toughest challenges.

Sharhonda is currently in-network with Aetna, BCBS, CIGNA, and United. Additionally, Sharhonda accepts private-pay clients and offers intensive, and specialized services.

In addition to therapy services, Sharhonda is a business consultant, coach, marriage strategist, keynote speaker and facilitator at conferences, retreats, workshops, trainings and seminars. To learn more about booking Sharhonda for an event contact her at

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