Counseling of Charleston is a premiere counseling practice located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Dr. Sharon V. Balcome treats every individual with the attention and respect they deserve. Feel free to contact us through our online form for more information.

Counseling of Charleston

Dr. Sharon V. Balcome

Sharon received a B.S. in Social Welfare from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.Ed. in Clinical Counseling and School Counseling from Western Carolina University, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. She is certified as a school counselor for kindergarten through high school. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.


Professional Experience

  • Principal, Career Direction, 20 years
  • Director, The Highlands Program, Mt. Pleasant, SC 20 years
  • Professor, Webster University and The Citadel, Charleston SC in Counseling and Human Resource Department for 18 + years
  • Private Practice, Psychology and Counseling Professionals, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 5 years
  • Guidance Counselor, High, Middle, and Elementary Schools, 28 + years
  • Private Practice, Pastoral Counseling Center, North Charleston, SC, 5 years
  • Social Worker, Blue Ridge Community Mental Health Center, Asheville, NC, 5 years

License/Professional Memberships

  • Professional Certificate, SC Board of Education
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • Clinical member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member of American Counselor Association
  • Member National Career Development Association
  • Certified Global Career Development Facilitator

Community Service, Professional Organizations

  • Career Direction Awarded: Most Innovative Program, Tri-County Counselors Association, 1997
  • President, SC Counseling Association, 1995-1996
  • Named the Outstanding Counselor of South Carolina, SCCA, 1987
  • National Intern for American Counseling Association, 1991
  • Counselor of the Year for Charleston County Schools, 1986