Sharon Bursky PhD, IMFT
Dr. Bursky earned her doctoral degree from the University of Akron in counselor education and supervision with a specialty in marriage and family therapy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in communication theory and methodology, both from Cleveland State University. She serves as adjunct instructor at John Carroll University and at the University of Akron, where she teaches master's level counseling courses and supervises master’s level counseling students. Her clinical experience includes service on the inpatient units of St. Thomas Hospital and at the University of Akron Clinic for Individual and Family Counseling. Dr. Bursky specializes in family counseling, couple’s counseling, child-centered play therapy, parent training and working with the adolescent population. She has extensive clinical experience working with clients from a cognitive behavioral therapy approach and utilizing solution-focused techniques. She has published research articles and authored book chapters on numerous mental health topics including suicidology, adult sibling relationships, forgiveness, supervision and classroom assessment. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Society for the Advancement of Marriage and Family Counseling.