Sharise Nance

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Sharise Nance is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trauma Specialist, Workshop Facilitator, Adjunct Professor, Global Speaker, Serial and Award Winning Author and Entrepreneur. She is the co-owner and founder of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC and has over 20 years of experience assisting individuals, couples and families see beyond energy depletion, hopelessness, panic, guilt and feeling overwhelmed and assists them in making a shift to a place of peace, joy, clarity and satisfaction. Sharise also dedicates her efforts to running Vitamin C Healing, LLC an organization designed to promote life balance, satisfaction, and fulfillment among those throughout the helping profession and beyond. With considerable experience speaking at keynotes, workshops, and seminars for helping professionals, mental health leaders and entrepreneurs across the globe, she strives to equip individuals with the tools to tolerate the high demands of work and life, imposter syndrome as well as manage and prevent compassion fatigue and burnout in order to live happy, fulfilled lives and careers. With her depth of experience of working with a diverse population of  people from all walks of life, Sharise is eager to share all that she’s learned. Most recently, Sharise created the S.W.A.G. Awards: Social Worker Appreciation of Greatness Awards, to honor the “heart work” of local social workers in the Greater Pittsburgh area who often go unappreciated and unrecognized. She resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband William Nance.

  • What is your favorite quote? "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ~Maya Angelou
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? Throughout my adolescent and early adult hood years, I struggled with using my voice and advocating for myself. Nearly 10 years ago when I started my first business, a well-meaning fami
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I enjoy traveling and running. I found running 2 years ago at the beginning of the global pandemic as a way to reprioritize my health and decompress.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? My cousin Tayon Mitchell. Although I am a couple years older than him, he took me under his wing and showed me how to build a business through relationship marketing. Not only has he played
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? It is important for me to connect with organizations that support social justice.