Director of Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project
Sharon has over twenty years of professional experience as a social worker, clinical supervisor, clinical director, consultant and trainer in a variety of settings, including therapeutic boarding schools, colleges, hospitals, private practice and outpatient addiction and mental health clinics. She specializes in solution-focused work with adolescents, young adults and families with a concentration in substance use, abuse and addiction. Her theoretical foundations encompass women’s psychology, motivational interviewing, stages of change, dialectical behavior therapy and systemic family therapy. She encourages building resilience through the use of functional coping skills, as well as dev eloping compassion for self and others. Sharon has co-authored three books on alternative medicine, presented at national conferences on Empowerment through Connection and Working with Resistant Families and completed numerous trainings in brief interventions for substance use assessment. Sharon holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Simmons College and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Tufts University. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/MA), a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC 1/ MA), and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC/ MA). She is also the mother of two, thriving and unique daughters, with whom she spends as much time as possible, and enjoys staying active with a combination of strength training and running.