Meet Our Team at Handinhand Counseling Services


About Our Team

Mrs. Nance and Mrs. Kenney met as college students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and have worked together for various non-profit organizations that provide various mental health and behavioral health services to a diverse population. Sharise Nance, LCSW and Tess Kenney, LPC of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC are Pittsburgh natives with a combined 25 years of experience the Human Services profession.
Tess Kenney — Counseling Services in Pittsburgh, PA

Tess Kenney, LPC

Tess Kenney is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 13 years of experience working in the helping profession. Tess is the co-owner and founder of HandinHand Counseling Services since 2013. Tess is passionate about helping others find their voice and helping them be the best version of themselves. She works with individuals, couples and families that are struggling to strike balance in their lives. She assists them in identifying and managing hurdles so that they can find fulfillment in their day to day lives. Tess also supervises clinicians interested in obtaining licensure in group settings. In 2008, Tess received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University and since has been licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. Tess has appeared in local magazines, publications and television shows. When away from the office, Tess is enjoying time with her husband and two children.
Sharise Nance — Counseling Services in Pittsburgh, PA

Sharise Nance, LCSW, CCTP

Sharise Nance is fascinated by the human mind, human potential, the impact relationships and environments has on one’s life and the change process. Mrs. Nance is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speaker, Award Winning and Best-Selling Author. She is the co-owner and founder of HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC and has 18 years of experience working with a diverse population of children, families, adults and couples struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, complex trauma and managing relational conflict. She is also the founder of VitaminChealing, an organization that provides services to non-profit organizations, social service organizations, helping professionals and caregivers struggling with self-care, compassion fatigue, burn-out and work-life balance. Sharise presents national keynotes, workshops and seminars for young professionals, helping professionals, entrepreneurs, parents and adolescents. She has facilitated workshops on Compassion Fatigue for Healthy Start, Inc, Family Resources of PA, Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, University of Pittsburgh, and Auberle. She has been featured on local TV shows, national podcasts, local radio shows and local newspapers. Sharise resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband.
Sharise Nance's second publication, “Walking the Tight Rope of Life: Refuel, Renew and Re-center Your Work-Life Demands” published by Expected End Entertainment was released on April 1, 2017.
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