Shara Ruffin is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds bachelor of social work degree from Lock Haven Univrsity of Pennsylvania and a masters of social work from Howard University School of Social Work. She provides therapeutic support to enhance the lives of others with specializations in grief and loss, healthcare, family trauma, veteran behavioral health, mindfulness meditation and trauma counseling. Shara has appeared as a guest on podcasts including Head Space and Timing and Black Mental health Podcast. Shara has appeared as a regular guest speaker to focus on educating the public about mental health on PhillyHott Radio. Shara is a member of several professional organizations including National Association of Social Worker, Academy of Clinical Social Workers, International Association of Trauma (IAPT) and the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Workers (PSCW). Shara is currently in the process of writing her first book called “Hidden Wounds: My Break-Through To Healing” a memoir focused on her experiences of struggling with her own mental health, juggling single motherhood, while working on her own journey to happiness and stability.