Sharmen Rutherford is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is currently accruing hours to earn her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist credential through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
With more than 15 years of experience in the counseling field, Sharmen has worked with clients facing addiction and substance use disorders, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, depression, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, school pressures, relationship issues, loss and grief.
It is her passion to provide college students, young adults, women, and men with the tools and resources that they need to cope and make a better life for themselves.
Sharmen holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. She has provided mental health services to adolescents and adults for numerous local mental health organizations, including an alternative school, the Alabama Department of Mental Health at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility, two residential substance abuse treatment facilities, and a half-way house.
Currently, she serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals. Sharmen is an Advisory Board Member for the Alabama School of Alcohol and other Drug Studies. Prior to that, she served for two terms on the Board of Directors for the Alabama School of Alcohol and other Drug Studies.
Started in June 2018, Sharmen is also the founder of All Things New Counseling Services, LLC. The practice offers virtual telehealth services for clients throughout the state of Alabama.
Please consider Sharmen when looking for someone to help you reach your therapeutic objectives. She welcomes the opportunity to work with you!