Breaking Free Services was established in 2005 with a goal of reaching out and meeting the needs/ministering to families in crisis.  The practice serves clients from all backgrounds and ages, with a specialty focus on bridging the gap between teens and their parents.

Meet Shari Linger, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Shari has devoted her life to reaching out and helping  people grow and mature through  difficult life situations. She has done this through clinical counseling, youth trips, leadership training, educational instruction and small group ministry.



Breaking Free Areas of Focus

Adolescent Behaviors  |  Self Esteem  |  Parenting Skills  |  Boundaries  |  Depression / Anxiety  |  Anger Management  |  Infidelity  |  Personal Growth  |  Divorce Recovery  |  Family Relationships  |  Women’s Concerns  |  Individual Counseling  |  Group Counseling



Recent Writings

March 15, 2017

From Broken to Blended…..Be Intentional, Be Engaging

Living with Intention…… definitely one of the first “must haves” for any Blended Family to be on the path to success. The parents MUST both decide to be intentional in their everyday lives. This takes some planning, you can’t be “intentional on the fly”. It is about pre-deciding how you plan to interact with those in your home, what your […]
March 2, 2017

From Broken To Blended… Must Have’s For Success

  Most of us are familiar with the ever-so-popular Disney movie The Parent Trap (if you’re my age, you remember the original one). The tale of two young parents who divorced when their twin girls were just babies. Conveniently, there were two kids so each parent took one and raised them.  Apparently all of the young girls’ lives they never […]
February 1, 2017

The Simple Life

We All Long For It…. But What Does It Really Look Like??     I might be wrong, but I think in today’s culture we tend to look at the Simple Life as less responsibility, fewer time constraints being free to do as we wish when we want to, or possibly even not being tied down to one particular place, […]
January 6, 2017


Happy New Year!!! The series on from Broken to Blended continues through the month of January. There will also be additional blog topics throughout the week that I hope will stimulate conversation, inspire hope, and get us thinking about “life things” a little deeper. Those blog posts will be for anyone and everyone. Those will begin to be sent out […]