Poonam Sharma, Ph.D.
14603 Huebner Road, Building 6
San Antonio, Texas 78230
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~African Proverb
Disruptions in life, like a health problem, struggling relationship, death, or job loss cause stress and can push us to our limits. Working with a psychologist makes sense if you want to save time and use the adversity you are facing to grow stronger and wiser.
Whether you are an individual, couple, or organization seeking my services, my goal is to help you defy the odds by leveraging psychological strategies and practical wisdom to efficiently address the problem at hand.
I obtained my doctorate in counseling psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and then served on the faculty of UT Health, San Antonio for several years. I am former president of the Bexar County Psychological Association and author of the award-winning book, Strong Women, Strong Love: The Missing Manual for the Modern Marriage.
Let’s work together to help you step into your power. Explore the links below to learn more about my services.
-Dr. Poonam Sharma
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Every storm runs out of rain.
Relaxation is the doorway to both wisdom and compassion.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong in the world.
~Dr. Paul Farmer
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Never let a good crisis go to waste.
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
In a world where you can be anything. Be yourself.
There’s nothing that harshness does that loving firmness doesn’t do better.
Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.
There’s nothing as powerful as a made up mind.