Sharon Ing, President and CEO
Sharon Burnside Ing is the CEO for Ing Consulting and Ing Intellectual. She has managed Steven Ing’s counseling practice since 1998 and acts as a liaison between Steven, his clients and the community. Although she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in multiple-subject teaching from California State University, Northridge, her entrepreneurial nature won out. Rather than teaching elementary school, she has run her own businesses while cultivating her ongoing passion for education. She has taught HIV-prevention classes for at-risk populations and has served on the Washoe County School District Sex Education Advisory Committee.
“My interest in human sexuality was initially a romantic one. As a young person, I had a favorite TV show, and I loved how the husband and wife were equal partners in their work and so clearly crazy about each other. They would end the day debriefing in a bubble bath or over a glass of champagne, and then fade to black; it was a powerful, early template for me.
In the naïve characteristic of my first marriage (from age 19-29),I was surprised to discover that love is not all you need. How could I have signed on the dotted line to someone with whom I was so utterly sexually incompatible? Following my divorce, I took a good hard look in the mirror — and got a little therapy, too. I felt confident that I had the goods to bring my 50 percent of what it takes to build an epic romance if I got smart about mate selection. I wanted to partner up with a person who had the same relationship goals and who would bring his 50 percent to meet mine. Today I’ve been enjoying an intimate business and romantic partnership with Steven Ing for more than two decades.
Along the way, I’ve learned that relationship success needn’t be an elusive, nebulous goal.”
Tory Clark, Therapist
Levi Rojas, Client Services Manager
As an undergraduate teaching assistant in human sexuality courses, Levi Rojas discovered a resource that helped his students bridge the gap between academics and their personal lives: It was a book called “We’re All Like This,” written by Steven Ing.
Based on this teaching experience, Levi developed a professional relationship with and profound respect for Steven’s goals to teach intelligent sexuality — so much so that he decided to work with him after graduation. He now works as the liaison between Steven Ing and the many institutions of higher education that are potentially served by Ing’s body of work on the intelligent management of human sexuality. His goal is to introduce educators to We’re All Like This as a textbook resource for university-level human sexuality classes — much as Levi did during his years of teaching.
A dedicated community activist, Levi volunteers at Planned Parenthood with a focus on sex education and also performs community outreach, educating others about being transgender, on subjects related to equality and gender issues, and offers support for families of trans kids.
Levi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, in Gender Studies with a minor in Ethnic Studies.
“I believe everyone has the right to full knowledge and comfort in their sexuality as human beings. Working with Steven Ing and connecting university campuses to his work, We’re All Like This, is my opportunity to help others gain that knowledge and comfort.”
Bella Ing, Therapy Hound
Bella Ing has worked as the primary therapy hound for Ing Counseling since 2014 when she came from Spain to join the practice. A prominent member of the Galgo Español family, this four-legged talent was discovered by our preferred headhunting agency, Sighthound Underground. Since her arrival at the practice, she has logged thousands of hours of clinical contact.
"My interest in humans has literally been bred into me as my species has been working alongside the human race for many thousands of years. I know from personal experience that your species is capable of greatness and of great cruelty just as I know that good counseling can make the difference! Helping you people sort through your many issues, especially those having to do with your sexuality, is hard work but extremely gratifying. I share this because many have mistaken my relaxed, even somnolent appearance for disinterest. Nothing could be further from the truth as I am simply taking advantage of my species' empathy for yours and reverse engineering so that Mr. Ing's clients can feel safe and begin to think clearly about matters that they formerly felt were utterly confusing. I think we're all making a great deal of meaningful progress."