Benvenuti! I’m Sharon, the creator of American Bulldog in Rome. When my husband and I decided to move ourselves and our best bud from the Midwestern United States to Italy, we had no idea what was in store for us. We packed up some, sold the rest, and set out for the next chapter in our lives. It began all gelato, espresso and monuments. I didn’t know that with our greatest life adventure would also come some our most trying challenges. After suffering through deep loss and being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, I’ve had to completely change my life.

This includes eating a gluten free, healing diet, getting plenty of sleep and taking care of myself first – mentally, physically and spiritually. I am a mental health therapist specializing in helping individuals and couples managing chronic illness, grief and loss, infertility and neonatal loss. I’ve always been an empathetic person seeking to help others. Since experiencing some of life’s deepest despair, I come from a different place as a therapist – a more authentic place. I also prioritize sending that same empathy and unconditional love to myself.

Is Italy still Italy without pasta, mozzarella and tomato sauce?! Short answer: yes. Our relationship has changed from bright eyed, bushy tailed lust to a gritty, deep love.

I truly appreciate your visit to this space. We must find ways to manage stress, address past traumas, and incorporate healing practices into our daily lives if we want to treat illness and suffering holistically. You’ll find many resources as well as a variety of workshops to help you through your own healing journey. You can click here to work with me individually.