Today, I get the privilege of chatting with Shara Ruffin. Shara's story is one of strength and determination as she juggles the demands of motherhood, fights depression, and ultimately triumphs in her journey to licensure. From the hard-learned lessons of her journey, she now helps fellow social workers navigate their own. In this episode, we delve into the practical and psychological aspects of preparing for the licensure exam, with Shara emphasizing the power of understanding your learning style and keeping a positive mindset.
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Shara is an independently licensed clinical social worker and former psychotherapist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor's degree in social work from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in social work from Howard University School of Social Work. Shara has specializations in grief, personality disorders, family trauma, compassion fatigue, military counseling, mindfulness meditation, ADHD, and anxiety. Shara is a Board Certified Tele-mental Health Provider.
Shara is also a 5x-Amazon Best-Seller of a social work journal called, “90 Days of Prayer”. She is the author of her second best-selling social work journal “90 Days Of Inspiration”, which is a study companion for social workers taking their licensing exam.
Currently, Shara is the Founder and CEO of a consulting company called "Journey To Licensure". Her company combines wellness, clinical supervision, and professional development coaching to support social workers through licensure examinations. Shara's company "Journey To Licensure" was featured in Business Insider. Shara is also a LinkedIn Advisor and was most recently awarded "Top 15 LinkedIn Expert in Philadelphia in 2023.
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