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About Sharise

Sharise Nance (also known as the Compassion Fatigue Expert) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Compassion Fatigue Specialist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EMDR Certified Therapist, Adjunct Professor, Workshop Facilitator, Award Winning Entrepreneur and Author.


She is the co-owner and founder of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC and has over 20 years of experience assisting individuals, couples and families see beyond energy depletion, hopelessness, panic, guilt and feeling overwhelmed and assists them in making a shift to a place of  peace, joy, clarity and satisfaction. Sharise also dedicates her efforts to running Vitamin C Healing, LLC an organization that helps mental health leaders at risk for burnout to redefine work-life balance while efficiently managing the needs of their staff and confidently executing their goals.

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With considerable experience speaking at keynotes, workshops, and seminars for helping professionals, mental health leaders, and entrepreneurs across the globe, she strives to equip individuals with the tools to tolerate the high demands of work and life, imposter syndrome as well as manage and prevent compassion fatigue and burnout in order to live happy, fulfilled lives and careers. With her depth of experience of working with a diverse population of people from all walks of life, Sharise is eager to share all that she’s learned.


Most recently, Sharise created the S.W.A.G. Awards: Social Worker Appreciation of Greatness Awards, to honor the “heart work” of local social workers in the Greater Pittsburgh area who often go unappreciated and unrecognized. 

She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband William Nance. 

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