Rie Sharky, MD

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy for Children, Mothers and Families


About Me

Hello! I am Dr. Rie (Ree-eh) Sharky, a board-certified psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I completed medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, trained in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and sub-specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital.

In addition to psychiatric medication management, I have advanced training in psychotherapy including family systems, parent behavioral management training, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

My Approach

There is overwhelming evidence that therapeutic interventions early in development can make the greatest impact. Because of this, I have chosen to focus my practice on working with families, young children and their caregivers as well as women experiencing anxiety and depression before, during and after pregnancy. Additionally, I am passionate about providing care to transition age youth including college students.

As a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, I am able to utilize both therapy and medicine to tailor a treatment plan that best serves your individual needs. I believe in taking a compassionate and collaborative approach to your care, which includes understanding your world through a dynamic lens including your biological, social, cultural, spiritual, and psychological world. This is especially true for the young children that I serve where I also focus on getting to know the whole system around them including family, friends and school.

In order to understand your world, I know that trust will be foundational for both of us as we work together. I initially provide a consultation with each person and family to see if it is the right fit for continuing to work together. I look forward to meeting you!

Insurance and Fees

At this time, my services are self-pay while I am in the process of applying to be an in-network provider for insurance plans including Regence, Premera and First Choice. In the meantime, I would be considered an “out-of-network provider” for all insurance companies. I encourage you to check with your insurance plan for your out-of-network mental health benefits. My billing office can assist in filing the claim for you . You can also pay for services through your tax savings plans such as FSA or HSA.

Please note that Medicaid and Medicare do not allow for out-of-network providers, therefore I am unable to see patients with these insurance plans.

For more information about insurance and fees, please contact my billing specialist Linda Kenyon at (360) 529-3926.

Contact

Office Phone: (253) 256-1856

Office Fax: (831) 537-8719

I am currently taking new patients! If you are interested in learning more about my practice, please call and leave me a voicemail with your name, phone number, and some good call back times. I will typically call you back within a week for a brief screening phone call before scheduling a first appointment. Parents may call on behalf of their children or teenagers.

My Location

4041 Ruston Way, Suite 202

Tacoma, WA 98402

I am located on the second floor in suite 202. Parking is available in front of the building and along Ruston Way.

Please note:

At this time, services are temporarily offered only through telemedicine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crisis Support:

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please call 911

24-hour Pierce County Crisis Line: (800) 576-7764 (TTY:711)

24-hour Pierce County Crisis Text Line: Text "HEAL" to 741741

24-hour King County Crisis Line (866) 427-4747 (TTY 206-461-3219)

Additional crisis resources through NAMI