Sharise Hemby-Nance grew up in the Homewood/East Liberty section of Pittsburgh PA and is an alumnus of George Westinghouse High School. Mrs. Nance has over 15 years of experience in the helping profession. Mrs. Nance holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; a Master's Degree from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and is a Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mrs. Nance was always interested in the human mind as well as the impact our relationships and environments has on our lives. She always knew she wanted to make a career out of helping people in some capacity.
Throughout her tenure in the social services profession, she noticed a trend of individuals struggling to advocate for themselves. This trend allowed her to fulfill her purpose of being a servant leader in the community by assisting individuals in using their voices. Mrs. Nance is the co-owner and co-founder of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC; a private counseling practice dedicated to promoting HOPE, HEALTH, and HEALING to individuals and families dealing with generational and situational obstacles.
Sharise is the award winning author of Vitamin C Healing for the Mind Body and Soul http://www.theauthorszone.com/2014-taz-winners/ and has been nominated as a finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Awards http://indieauthorlegacyawards.com/finalists/. Her second book, Walking the Tight Rope of Life: Refuel. Renew. Re-Center Your Work-Life Demands was published April 1, 2017. She has worked with a diverse population of children, families, adults and couples. Her areas of specialization include Trauma healing and recovery, relationship building, self-confidence building, depression, anxiety, work-life balance and family systems. She has presented keynotes, workshops and seminars nationally for young professionals, entrepreneurs, parents and adolescents. Sharise resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband William Nance.