Staff

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.”

Sharon@StevenIng.com

 

 

Tory Clark, Therapist


Tory Clark holds a doctorate in human sexuality and has two master’s degrees — one in counseling and educational psychology and one in public health. She is currently a State of Nevada Certified Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Intern. She works alongside Steven Ing as part of Ing Consulting, Inc. 
 
Tory provides individual, couples, group and family therapy, substance abuse therapy and integrative care through medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs. As part of her internship, she has worked with psychiatrists, psychologists, medical doctors and endocrinologists at Northern Nevada HOPES to provide comprehensive services to clients. She also provides therapy and group therapy for transgender individuals. 
 
Her passion for education transcends to teaching as well; over the course of her education, she has taught courses in the Human Development and Family Studies Department, Counseling and Educational Psychology and the Community Health Science Department. 
 
She devotes time to the community, implementing the SexPos Club at the University of Nevada, Reno, and serving as Faculty Supervisor. She also consults with the Transgender Allies Group, is a facilitator for the University of Nevada, Reno, Sexual Trauma Support Group, has served on the Board of Directors for Our Center and provided sex education to the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project.
 
Tory is professionally affiliated with the Women’s Visionary Congress, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Reno Transgender Allies Group. 
 

 

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.”

Levi@StevenIng.com


Stephanie, Executive Assistant