Sharon R Peterson, LCSW, CEDS
As a trained clinical social worker in the mental health field, Sharon R Peterson, LCSW, CEDS, works with children ages four and up, tweens, teens, adults, and families in a private practice mental health setting, located in the the greater Atlanta area.
My job is to: assess and diagnose the problem, educate you about your diagnosis, connect you to other resources if necessary, and to help increase your sense of well-being. Through ongoing communication and therapeutic techniques (learning new skills) I can help you change your behavior, improve your overall mental health, and improve communication between you and your family, school and environment.
I have been an outpatient therapist providing individual, family, and group therapy since 1995. I have worked for numerous community mental health agencies and school systems in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maryland. My first post graduate job was at a community mental health agency in rural Tennessee followed by joining the clinical staff at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore, Maryland.
I also worked at ALANA Recovery, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Kennesaw, GA for adults who are battling from an addiction problem. I ran groups for parents and family and also had my own caseload at ALANA Recovery.
Currently, I am in private practice in the greater Atlanta area of Sandy Springs.
Professional Accomplishments & Affiliations:
I have served on the Steering Committee of PFLAG-Baltimore County. I’ve always been a loyal advocate speaking out against bullying due to size, race, religion, nationality, or sexuality.
I have also served as a faculty member at The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training & Education, Inc (IAPTE) for many years while living in Baltimore and taught CEU classes for professionals about eating disorders, families in crisis, parenting, and other mental health issues.
I have completed my requirements to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Specialists (iaedp), a symbol of professional excellence in the field of eating disorders treatment.