Sharon Valentino, LMFT, CATC IV

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As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor Level IV and Masters Level Registered Addiction Specialist, Sharon is extremely knowledgeable in the challenges facing those afflicted with alcoholism and drug addiction, and what it takes to treat them. Sharon believes that support, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard are essential to growth and happiness, and she brings those values into her work with all her clients. With a number of years experience as a therapist, utilizing numerous theoretical frameworks (including Existential Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical & Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy), Sharon has found the most successful outcomes often incorporate parts and styles of different systems as therapy progresses in order to achieve the best results for each patient and personality. Sharon is a frequent speaker, lecturer and trainer for business, community groups, and clinicians, and a prolific writer of psychology, addiction and better living articles for publication. She spent many years providing individual therapy in low income and luxury inpatient and outpatient addiction clinics and spent decades as a highly successful, high producing business owner. Sharon received her BA from the University of San Francisco and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.