ICADC, CCAC, CIP
Sharon is a therapist with the Family Program and values the family work as the most rewarding aspect of client care. Sharon is a ‘seasoned veteran’, working in the addiction field since 1989, starting on the ‘front lines’ with Federal Corrections and Agencies on the Vancouver Downtown Eastside. She earned a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counselling (distinguished achievement) 1990 and a Diploma in Clinical Counselling in 1991, followed by decades of on-going specialized training. Studying with the Satir Institute since 2004, Sharon is an advanced Level 2 Satir Therapist. An active member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation since 1997, she maintains accreditation’s as an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC) and Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC). In 2014, she was accredited as a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) with the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Sharon is inspired by the extraordinary devotion and enthusiasm of the staff at the Orchard and is proficient at DBT, Contemplative Counselling, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and Satir Transformational Therapy. In long term recovery since 1984, Sharon is living the dream and motivated by the reality that we can recover!