Sharon has over 22 years of experience treating addictions and related disorders. She obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from Mansfield University in 1987 and has had extensive training in mental health and substance use disorders over the past 22 years. She specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy and Gestalt Therapy treatment with those who are suffering with the profound interactions of substance use disorders and contributing emotional and psychological factors. She is able to treat individuals in a comprehensive and integrated fashion. She has worked for Genesis House Outpatient for the past 21 years as a substance use disorder therapist and has held the position of Lead Counselor for 6 years, and is currently the Training Director for the past 4 years. Sharon has helped many recipients of treatment at Genesis House redirect their lives and enjoy the rewards of sobriety. She has been instrumental in helping couples get their relationships back on track and learn effective communication skills to resolve conflicts in a non-confrontational manner.
In addition to the past 20 years in the field of substance use disorders, she has worked as a Residential Supervisor in a therapeutic group home for girls at Jane Egenton House in Baltimore, MD for 5 years and other counseling positions for adolescents in the inner city of Baltimore, MD from 1987 to 1997. During her years in residential and substance use counseling, she routinely showed the ability to compose strikingly insightful and right-on-target bio-psychosocial assessments for the population she served. She is very capable and creative in forming treatment plans for her clients and understands the importance of forming measurable behavioral goals that have helped her clients realize success: many for the first time. Others that have been around her have also witnessed the expertise of Ms. Todd treating her clients fairly and equally, while still recognizing their individuality and unique talents and challenges.