Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

10 years +


Clarksville TN 37043 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Life Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Personal Development Coach

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.." ~ Mahatma Gandhi Living your life with what you say, what you think and what you do MATCH.

About Sharon L. Davis

I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Tennessee. I guide individuals, couples and families in the counseling process to work through problems with relationships: marriage / domestic partner, divorce/separation, parenting, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, stress management, grief & loss, women's issues, addictions recovery; ACOA (adult children of alcoholics), family members affected by addiction, trauma: post-traumatic stress, rape, abuse (physical, emotional, sexual). I was raised in the military, during Vietnam War, have a son in the Coast Guard who was in the Pentagon during 9/11, and an ex-wife of a Vietnam Era Veteran. I have many years of experience working with all branches of the military.
If you have issues you would like help with from being involved with military life: soldier, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, I am available to work with you. For example anger, grief, fear, separation, parenting issues, divorce, recovering from divorce, survivor of suicide partner or friend. Please call me.
Codependence issues can keep you stuck, not knowing how to take care of yourself. With addictions or mental health issues, codependence can be a primary or secondary diagnosis. There is ways to learn to break this cycle, and begin to focus on yourself. Please call me if you desire help.

Sharon L. Davis Success Stories

Military Families Bear the Brundt of the War.

Couples dealing with work stress

It is now end of 2017, at Ft Campbell, KY... the war is going on and on.  Units are being sent out, families are becoming more fragmented. more

Children are complaining the parent isn't going to home for baseball season, Christmas, driving lessons, the Prom, etc.

When the Veterans are discharged or retired, the entire family struggles to acclimate the entire family.  Mom may have deployed and dad stayed behind.  Mom returns and Dad wants a break (sometimes even takes the break.)  Very few of my female clients report to me they got a break when they returned.  They are expected to pick up the pace with the family immediately.

The children are confused why parent sometimes can't stand to be around noises.  They hunger to have the parent play with them like they use to.  Parent is suffering from PTSD and is resistant to seeking treatment.  

When I am contacted by Military One Source to work with the couple, the relationship is struggling, the biggest problem is communication.  The parent who left doesn't want to talk about what happened (fearing the other parent who have the vision imprinted on their brain.)


Soldiers tell me they liked being deployed because they didn't have to do anything except being ready for any danger possible.  They didn't have distractions, errands to run, medical appointments with the children, run the children to day care.  In other words, back to reality of being a parent.


Depending on their mental health, the soldier may not be able to stand children being children; they expect them to do like he does... BE QUIET.  When the parent left for deployment, the deployment baby may not have been born or  if they are, when the parent returns, they have missed all the "First times."  For a mother that is extremely hard.

In my clinical practice, I am seeing Veterans that have been on 4-10 deployments, expecting not to have any negative reprocusions.  They share they feel like a failure... letting their brothers down.  They want to return to war to help fight but their body has worn out.

The new soldiers going in, I am told, when they deploy, all they can think about is shooting someone.  The soldiers are pumped and think that is what what is about...go and kill...  Some of my older veterans feel sad for these soldiers.  





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