Stay Free Ministries
Where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom and fulfillment.
Monday thru Friday
8am to 5pm
Welcome to Stay Free Ministries, a faith-based agency. Thank you for choosing Stay Free Ministries, where you can learn how to maintain a life of freedom and fulfillment. I am pleased that you have selected me as your counselor and coach. I plan to use my skills to mobilize you in the right direction to succeed as we walk through your journey together.
MISSION & APPROACH
To promote the highest level of success for one’s life. To encourage growth and self-fulfillment by assisting individuals in achieving their goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Stay Free Ministries offers two approaches, secular and non-secular. Counseling and coaching assumes that each person in the relationship is guided by his or her values and beliefs. As your counselor or coach, my guiding values are rooted in Christian principals and beliefs. I respect the different values and beliefs of others. I will not impose my values and beliefs on another and will not refuse services to people with differing values and beliefs.
ABOUT YOUR COUNSELOR AND LIFE COACH
Umona L. Sharp, M.A., LCpastC, LCDC III
My name is Umona L. Sharp and I’m honored to be able to assist you today and throughout your progress. I have over 20 years of experience in mental and behavioral health, and chemical dependency. I hold a Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University and a Master’s in Christian Counseling from American Bible College and Seminary. I'm licensed by the National Christian Counseling Association as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Licensed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.
Those I have served in this capacity includes children, adolescents, and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, substance abuse, health problems, financial instability, and marital issues. I have experience in teaching seminars, workshops, and creating various programs. I also have experience in planning and implementing empowerment groups, and providing individual support and direction.
I am state licensed as a chemical dependency counselor by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professional Board. I am a licensed clinical pastoral counselor; however, I am not state licensed by the mental health professional counseling board. I am licensed by the National Christian Counseling Association.
Coaching sessions are not therapy sessions or psychological counseling sessions, nor will any coaching sessions be a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment.
It is important to understand my role as a professional and cannot extend beyond boundaries.
I am ethically and legally bound to protect the confidentiality of our communications. I will only release information about our work to others with your written permission or in response to a court order. There are some situations in which I’m legally obligated to breach confidentiality in order to protect you or others from harm.
Stay Free Ministries:
Stay Free Ministries is a faith-based confidential multi-discipline program, designed to help bring inner healing and peace to the hurting. The program offers pastoral counseling, substance abuse counseling, coaching, educational classes, and after care services. Also, there is an intensive care plan service that we offer quarterly, which includes 4 pastoral counseling sessions, 4 after care appointments and 3 selected educational classes (anxiety, depression, anger or trauma). In order to recover successfully, we encourage participates to complete the care plan by attending all counseling sessions, classes, and after care services.
Life coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from mentoring, consulting, advising, counseling, or therapy. Life coaching is not therapy. Coaches don’t work on past issues or traumas. Life coaches are not psychologists or psychotherapists. If you start the process of life coaching and have not resolved past issues, then you will be referred to work with a therapist to resolve those issues. Life coaches focus on the present and the client’s future goals. We help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they desire.
Pastoral counselors integrate spirituality, faith, and theology with counseling to help people seeking assistance with personal, family, marital, substance abuse, and faith issues.
Chemical Dependency Counselor:
Specializing in treating patients who have a chemical dependency on drugs or alcohol. A chemical dependency counselor works with their client to help overcome dependencies and become self-sufficient. The counselor may also work closely with the family of the client as substance abuse inevitably affects the loved ones of the chemically dependent person.
Chemical Dependency Case Management:
To advocate and to link clients to services in their communities. Help clients achieve quality of life by promoting wellness and self-sufficiency through health education and resource management.
Chemical Dependency Assessments:
To determine the level of dependency on a substance for an individual based on their drug and alcohol use. To determine the correct addiction treatment for an individual.
Chemical Dependency Support Groups:
Is a group for people battling substance abuse addiction. The group allows individuals to express their strengths and weaknesses. Also, it gives an opportunity to ask God to help them in their recovery.
Grief Recovery Group:
For those who lost love ones from drug overdoses, and the lost of stability as a result of substance abuse such as relationships, careers, homes, etc.
Educational Groups & Classes:
Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Rejection, Trauma and more.
Individuals, couples and families are welcomed to schedule an appointment. Details about the length, time, fees of sessions, and classes will be discussed the time of appointment scheduled. Referrals are welcomed from churches, treatment agencies, court system, or word of mouth. All services are confidential as is acceptable within the limits of the law.