Dr. Sharp, William

William Sharp, Psya.D., Program Director for the Masters of Mental Health Counseling

Contact Information

Psya.D., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2010.
M.A., Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, 2009.
M.A., Rowan University, 1998.

Personal Statement
William Sharp was a high school social studies teacher who became interested in why some students learn and some did not. This interest in the individual's mind brought him to the study of psychoanalysis. He currently has a private practice in Brookline village for adult, children, and groups.

In addition to teaching at BGSP, he teaches at Northeastern University and Wheelock College where he encourages psychoanalytic research and thinking. Dr Sharp consults with schools and teachers in the Boston area helping them reach children that are often hard to reach due to emotional blocks to learning.

His interests also include writing and movie discussions. He has led talks at BGSP on how film reflects human drives in such movies as: Lars and The Real Girl, Brokeback Mountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Warm Bodies. You can learn more about his presentations by following him on Twitter @DrWilliamSharp

Sharp, W. (2014). Sticks and stone may break my bones, but what about words? International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 64(3): 281-296
Sharp, W. (2007). Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients. Owen Renik. New York: Other Press, 2006. 179 pp.. Mod. Psychoanal., 32:106-110.