B.S. in Psychology — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sharday Love is a staff therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in the Transitions to Parenthood Program. Before joining The Family Institute, Ms. Love spent four years at a group private practice, using a multiculturally sensitive approach to create a welcoming space; she worked with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds and orientations around a variety of presenting concerns. Ms. Love specializes in working with relationship issues, and issues related to attachment and connection. While at the University of Illinois, Ms. Love developed a research interest in attachment style in adult romantic relationships. She believes that the need for attachment, connection, belonging and acceptance are often at the core of unhappiness and can lead to depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and problems within interpersonal and romantic relationships. Ms. Love utilizes an integrative approach to help clients gain insight into attachment needs, and to better communicate those needs with partners and loved ones; to recognize and change unhealthy patterns and relationships; and to practice self-love. As a member of the Transitions to Parenthood Team, she also works with new and expecting parents as they learn to adapt to the addition of a child, as well as manage perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Ms. Love is a reflective practitioner supervisor for counseling at Northwestern University.