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Sharon Carter

Sharon Burns-Carter, CAC

Counselor, Co-Founder of Wellness Resource Center

Sharon Burns-Carter, CAC is a Certified Alcoholism Counselor and Addictions Professional who studied at Marymount Manhattan College in New York and The Institute for Experiential Therapy. From 1998 until 2005, Sharon served as the Director of Programs at Wellness Resource Center. During her tenure as Director of Programs at WRC, Sharon was instrumental in developing the nationally recognized dual diagnosis partial hospitalization program that Wellness Resource Center maintains to this day, as well as our family program and family group therapy weekend.

As an addiction counselor, Sharon specializes in the treatment and therapeutic management of families in crisis, and has extensive experience working with chemically dependent individuals and their families. Sharon is a member of the Education & Training Committee for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR), and has served as a consultant for the Jewish Recovery Center in Boca Raton, helping to deliver addiction recovery to the Jewish community, and as a Transitional Care Counselor for the Hartman House. As part of the WRC clinical team, Sharon runs our Experiential Group Therapy Program. Experiential Therapy is an important modality utilized as part of Wellness’ full continuum of treatment. In Experiential Therapy, clients are asked to step outside their comfort zones, and challenged through a variety of exercises to confront inner turmoil, all while doing so in a safe environment.

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Our son has a strong, sober network of friends and is better than we've ever seen him! Thanks to Wellness, our family has been reunited.

– Ryan M.