Our Team

Sharon Hicks
MA, LPCC
Owner & Founder 

Bailey Hunter
Practice Manager

April Lamoreaux
MA, LPCC-S
Care Coordinator

Sharon Hicks, MA, LPCC-S

Sharon Hicks, MA, LPCC-S

Owner & Founder of Kintsukuroi Counseling

Relationships can be a source of tremendous joy and can also be the source of some of our greatest pain. Relational pain can be caused by a breakdown in connection over the course of years or in the wake of significant events such as life transitions, grief, attachment injuries, or personality differences. For some couples, unidentified neurodiversity in the relationship has caused a lot of confusion, and traditional couple’s therapy can even cause more harm if left unidentified. I specialize in helping couples, in every stage of life, navigate the difficult terrain of the here and now of their stories to the other side of hope, healing, and connection.
 
In our three day couple’s intensive, couples are actively engaged in the therapeutic process as we work together to slow down the fast paced relational dance, identify core needs and wounds that show up and block connection, identify and release deeply held negative beliefs about self and other, and create new opportunities to experience relational healing through carefully choreographed emotionally corrective experiences. Drawing from a multi-modal approach, I focus on the importance of healing core wounds that are inevitably a part of the human experience, and seek to bring hope, healing, and mindful integration to every session to build and strengthen self-worth, confidence, and a deep sense of being seen and known. Every human is wired differently and there is no one size fits all solution. As we look below the surface level of often distressing emotions and behaviors, we begin to explore deeper underlying heart felt beliefs about self and others. We take the deep dive to difficult personal and relational spaces to help shed light and hope into some of the most difficult and distressing experiences in their stories. For some couples, this is brand new terrain and yet is the next necessary step for healing.
Couples who participate in our intensives report experiencing a greater understanding of how and why they are experiencing distress, healing from relational wounds, and sensing glimmers of hope that change and healing is possible. It is never too late to learn new ways of understanding and communicating with each other. Collaboration with other therapists and specialists is also an integral part of care. Every couple is unique, and your care plan should be as well. For couples interested in learning more about participating in a couple’s intensive, call to schedule a free consultation.
 
When I am not in the office I enjoy playing Bach on the piano, sipping coffee with friends and getting new stamps in my passport. Having lived in south east Asia as a family of 6 for a season, we were given the gift of becoming global citizens which has given me a bigger view of the world and informs my perspective on life. I value the dignity and beauty of all people and honor the sacred gift of holding space for their stories.    
 
Featured on: The Labors of Love with Lashanda Sugg: Kintsukuroi Discovering Beauty as we Heal
She Made it with Elle Zimmerman: The Revolution Starts within Podcast/ Webinar and Influencers Radio: Myths and Truths About Couples Counseling

FOR A FREE 15 MIN CONSULTATION WITH SHARON, CALL 513-766-8828

Services

  • Individuals and Couple’s Therapy- Referrals Only
  • Intensive Couple’s Counseling- 3 Days
  • Neurodiverse Couple’s Coaching- Package Options available
  • Relationship Coaching- Package Options available
  • Consulting
  • Group Counseling
  • Workshop Presenter
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Counselor Supervision and Mentorship 

    Specializations

    • Attachment Injuries
    • Attachment Styles
    • Burnout
    • Communication skills
    • Cross cultural issues
    • Counselor Care and Consultation
    • Developmental and Relational Trauma Care
    • Discernment Counseling
    • Family Systems
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Life transitions
    • Missionary and Pastoral Care
    • Neurodivergence and Relationships
    • Parenting
    • Relationships 
    • Religious Trauma

     

    Education and Experience

    • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Designation (LPCC-S)
    • Certified Neurodiverse Couple’s Coach (AANE)
    • Certified Discernment Counselor
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy Trained
    • Gottman Method Couple’s Counseling Trained
    • Developmental and Relational Trauma Therapist

    April Lamoreaux, MA, LPCC-S

    April Lamoreaux, MA, LPCC-S

    Care Coordinator

    My faith fuels my passion to encourage others to work towards restoration with themselves and within their relationships. I want individuals to be refreshed in who they are so they can know and become the best version of themselves. I want therapy to be a place where a person feels safe to unpack the difficult parts of themselves and feels supported in that process, but also encouraged that they do not have to stay there – healing is possible.
     
    As a training coordinator in the mental health field for over 10 years, I specialize in providing mentorship and support to new and developing therapists as they journey towards becoming the professional they dreamed they could be. I am available for consultation and supervision services for Licensed Professional Counselors seeking a Clinical license.
    When not in the office, I find the most joy in spending time with my support system which includes my husband, my fur babies, and my close family and friends. I love to read and listen to music and my favorite place to do that is on the beach.

    April provides support to counselors seeking supervision and support to pass state licensing exams. Groups are forming for clinicians preparing for both the NCE and NCMHCE

    FOR A FREE 15 MIN CONSULTATION WITH APRIL, CALL 513-766-8828

    Services

    • Consultant
    • Group Counseling
    • Workshop Presenter
    • Clinical Supervisor
    • Counselor Supervision and Mentorship

    Specializations

    • Anxiety
    • Attachment
    • Burnout
    • Career Counseling
    • Communication skills
    • Depression
    • Grief
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Life transitions
    • Marital conflict
    • Premarital
    • Relationship Support
    • Stress management

    Education & Experience

    • MA, Counseling, Cincinnati Christian University
    • Clinical Director & Training Coordinator at Cincinnati Christian University
    • Supervision of Counselors
    • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator (Premarital and Couple’s Assessment)

    Bailey Hunter,

    Bailey Hunter,

    Practice Manager

    Therapy has been so beneficial to me personally as well as something for which I have a tremendous amount of respect. Helping others is something I find incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. I am very grateful to be able to work in this space to assist this wonderful team of providers and clients who are putting in the hard work. 

    When I am not working, I enjoy slowing down in nature. I love spending time with my husband, son, two dogs and three cats!

    Flora (Flo)  Butler

    Flora (Flo) Butler

    Professional Counselor

    Flora R. Butler is an aspiring Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Professional Life Coach currently studying at Liberty University. Her journey into counseling was profoundly shaped by her personal journey and her deeply held passion for helping others navigate difficult emotional and relational spaces.
    While Flora has extensive experience cultivating her skills as a peer coach with the Eve Center, working with women who have experienced the trauma of separation and divorce, she offers empathetic support and understanding to clients facing various struggles. Flora partners with her clients to re-evaluate their feelings, plans, and goals, focusing on their heart’s desires rather than their brokenness.
    Utilizing a person-centered and cognitive-behavioral approach, Flora employs powerful open-ended questions and effective listening to help clients discover their own answers and move toward healing and reconciliation. Her mission is to transform complex struggles into a ministry of support and empowerment, providing compassionate care to people from all backgrounds and experiences.
    If you would like more information or to schedule with Flo, please reach out to