Bio for Sharon M. Barnes, MSSW, LCSW
LICENSURE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Colorado, #991263–1994 to Present
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California 1979-1996
EDUCATION: Masters of Science in Social Work San Diego State University, 1976
Bachelors of Science in Social Work Loma Linda University, 1974
Sharon Barnes is the Therapist For Sensitive And Gifted. Her specialty is helping CASIGYs™ (Creative, Acutely Aware, Super-Sensitive, Intense and/or Gifted You-s) thrive, heal and fulfill their destiny.
Common issues she helps CASIGYs™ with include depression, anxiety, self-esteem or self-image concerns, relationship concerns, school or work concerns, stress management/life balance concerns, parenting issues, MMM (menarche, motherhood, menopause), post-partum reactions, coping with illness, trauma, tragedy, grief & loss, eating disorders and life transitions.
Mrs. Barnes is a leader in her field. She is a past board member of the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work, Denver Chapter. Sharon has been a repeat guest lecturer for the University of Colorado at Denver Graduate Counselor Training Program, Regis University Counselor Training Program, and the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. She has been in private practice as a counselor/psychotherapist since 1994. She gives presentations, and facilitates workshops and retreats on a variety of topics.
Some of her other accomplishments include:
-She is the author and presenter of the audio seminar: Lifes a Bicycle: Dynamic, Resilient Life Balance for Creative, Sensitive People (How to Balance Your Life Like You Balance a Bike).
-Developing a new type of women’s counseling group, “The Quilters Journey” that turns Creative Handwork into Contemplative Handwork, and combines it with interactive process work. This group has been featured in Colorado Parent Magazine and Quilters Newsletter Magazine. This helped her become known as The Scrap Lady: Helping People Create Beauty and Benefit from Lifes Scraps.
-Reorganizing the Foster Care Program at Bethany Christian Services, Denver Colorado, to meet Social Work Practice Standards and meet new Colorado State regulations. While doing this, she increased the program size by 50% in six months.
Developing a new Multi-Cultural Foster Care Program as an expansion of the existing Foster Care Program at Lutheran Family Services in Denver, Colorado.
-Directing the Eating Disorders Treatment Program at Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver Colorado from 1984 to 1989. During this time, the program developed the reputation of being the best clinical treatment program in an eight state region.
-Starting Medical Social Work Services in Home Health Care and Hospice (when hospice was in its infancy) at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California. She developed this from 8 hours a week to a full time 40 hour a week position in less than a year.
Sharon M. Barnes, MSSW, LCSW, Therapist for Sensitive and Gifted
Office and cell: 303-987-0346