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Manager Support

Indio, CA
October 08, 2018

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Sharon Blacklidge

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Indio, CA 92201


Professional Summary

Passionate and highly qualified intervention counselor with more than 12 years working with substance abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol treatment facilities and outpatient treatment centers. Excels at managing complex and challenging caseloads with a variety of issues. Communicates clearly and professionally with medical treatment teams and effective family outreach and support. Comfortable working in an environment with multi-cultural and socio-econmomic issues; talented and compassionate communicator.


Clinical evaluation

Detox support

Treatment planning


Client education

Case management

Detox support

Crisis intervention

Therapy processes

Program development

Group counseling


The Journey Starts Now Sept. 2006 - Present

Los Angeles, Calif.

Developed intervention business with a focus on presenting treatment as a gift in a positive atmosphere of dignity, trust and compassion.

Traveled extensively throughout the country performing interventions, accompanying clients to treatment and followed up with co-dependency counseling for the addict and the family. Built bonds of trust in order for this to be successful.

Counseled one-on-one chronically and mentally ill adolescents, children and adults.

CNDAI Interventionist

Sober Coach/Companion

Eating disorders, substance abuse, domestic violence

Counseled families to develop, educate and support their loved ones treatment plans.

Counseled families to provide behavioral interventions in order to address their anxiety, depression and anger.

Necessary referrals made to other services needed to help reach goals.

Salvation Army June - Sept. 2013

VA Hospital

Los Angeles, Calif.

House Manager

Administered medication, including controlled medications

Crisis intervention counseling for homeless vets having problems with substance abuse, depression, mental illness as well as PTSD.

Intervention 911 June 2005- July 2006

Los Angeles, Calif.

Responsible for coordinating interventions as well as performing interventions.

Accompanied client to appropriate Treatment Center.


Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor

Dr. Ruth Matheson's Institute of Advanced Counseling

Woodland Hills, Calif.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, Calif.


Certified Domestic Violence Counselor

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Certified National Drug and Alcohol Interventionist

Certified International Sober Coach 11

References available upon request.

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