Shara Turner, LPC, MSC, NCC, Eagala

Clinical Director

Shara brings to Sabino Recovery a unique perspective and skill set as she has spent the last nine years in public health working with individuals dually diagnosed with a variety of substance use and mental health disorders, complex trauma, and extreme environmental and social inadequacies. The challenges faced in this arena have provided her with a strong base of practice in diagnosis, treatment, and case management.

The breadth and depth of her experience extends to crisis counseling, utilization management and coordinator of a level I psychiatric facility. Most recently Shara served as lead therapist and clinical supervisor of an 18-bed residential facility. At the helm, she developed and led an intensive outpatient equine program which proved to markedly decrease recidivism to level I hospitalizations over a six month period.

In addition to attaining licensed professional counselor certification, she is certified by Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (Eagala) and versed in a variety of therapeutic modalities including DBT, CPT, and CBT. Shara’s passion lies in stepping away from the stigma of diagnosis and treating the individual, utilizing an integrative and holistic approach.

Education

  • BA in psychology, University of Arizona
  • MS in mental health counseling, University of Phoenix

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed professional counselor (LPC)
  • National board certified counselor (NBCC)
  • Equine certified professional (EAGALA)
  • EMDR trained (EMDRIA)

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