Sharon Hester (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

I am a LGBTQ+ -affirming therapist in Denver, CO. I provide therapy to teens and adults looking for healing because being a human is tough.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Just being who you are is stressful. Queer folks face minority stress (e.g., heteronormativity, cisnormativity) which creates the perfect storm within oneself for shame and self-hate. Due to minority stressors you’ve been constricting who you are, and you cannot be truly you. Whether it’s you or your teen, our work together will focus on healing and relief from the big feelings showing up. Together we’ll explore your values, and find ways for you to get tuned into what matters the most to you.

My Background and Approach

In my work at Rooted Acorn Counseling, I focus on LGBTQ+ communities, identity, adolescence, values, addiction as well as grief and loss. I strongly align with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (pronounced as "ACT") as a treatment approach. As part of therapy, we will focus on areas in your life where you feel stuck, and help you to reconnect with or identify values as well as help you to live life fully even if it’s scary. Part of this is feeling feelings. Another part of this is slowing down and getting present in your life. Curious to learn more about how my approach can help? Did something that you read from above connect with you today? Let’s talk! Visit my website ( to schedule a free phone consultation and to learn more about me and my therapy work.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My practice is one of curiosity and getting to know how I can specifically support you. Connecting with people, authenticity, and extending compassion are some of the most important parts of therapy to me. A priority of mine is to create a therapy space that is accepting and warm, so folks feel comfortable to show up just as they are. I strive to empower you as the client as you are the best source of knowledge on you. Know as well that I am working on what I bring to our therapy work together. This awareness of my own identities (e.g. queer, white) and past histories allows me to be present for you. I value your feedback and believe that therapy cultivates growth and healing when treatment is a collaboration between client and therapist.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $100 - 150/session


303.493.9947 Email Sharon
2949 Federal Boulevard
suite 202
Denver, CO 80211

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