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Sharon Bain, LCSW

Sharon Bain family and child couselor - family psychology of south bend

Contact Sharon Bain

574-280-8199 Ext. 3


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Sharon Bain, LCSW

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Sharon Bain, LCSW specializes in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy having completed all three levels of training with the Gottman Institute. Our female clientele often seek her out to work individually on depression or anxiety resulting from family stress and relationship burdens. A portion of her practice is also dedicated to family therapy where she is especially known for working with parents of preschoolers.

Bain earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago and her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. After several years providing intensive outpatient treatment for women with depression, she re-specialized in the area of children and families while working at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. For 13 years, Bain served part time as the Parent Resource Specialist and Consultant at Early Childhood Development Center of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College where she provided counseling to parents and training and consultation to teachers regarding preschool behavior and developmental concerns.  She continues in this role on a contractual basis. Bain has completed Level III of Gottman training and has had exposure to AASECT, Imago, Adlerian, PAIRS and other models of treatment for relationship health.

She is a married mother of three adolescent sons and is a classically trained soprano who has a love for contemporary choral music.

You can contact Sharon at 574-280-8199 ext. 3 or

More on Bain’s Pediatric Services

Child counseling

For the past 15 years, Sharon has provided family counseling and parent education in the South Bend community. She has extensive experience with the pediatric population and has honed skills to support parents and teachers of young children. With clear and concise advice and insight, she has helped thousands of adults support children in their most formative years. Her training and style relies on understanding the unique strengths and challenges for each child and then leveraging relationships in the children’s lives to effect change.

Working with children includes working with parents. She does not work with the child in isolation. She is skilled in parent counseling/advising, and many parents prefer to schedule appintments without their children. A naturally related clinical interest is helping women who are depressed, especially those who are struggling with parenting, marriage or other relationships.

Contact Sharon Bain at 574-280-8199 Ext 3.