Sharon Yarnell is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in providing treatment in behavioral health and developmental disabilities. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work for Ohio State University in 1977 and received specialty training in school social work. While working at a mental health agency at Case Western Reserve University, she specialized in both individual and group psychotherapy. She has clinical experience with children, adolescents and adults and has worked in both out patient facilities and residential settings. She was certified in Parent Effectiveness Training in 1982 and has extensive experience with homeless families through her volunteer work with Operation Homes where she has served a client services board member since 1996. She also has been active as a clinician in the Collaborative Family Treatment Project, a treatment program for families who have experienced sexual abuse.