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Sharmen Rutherford

When the waves of life knock you down, you can always get back up with the help of All Things New Counseling Services. We serve individuals aged 8 years old and up.

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A Little About Sharmen

With More Than 13 Years of Clinical Experience

Sharmen Rutherford founded All Things New Counseling Services, LLC in 2018.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who is a member of The Trauma Research Foundation's Referral Network.  She is currently accruing hours to earn her Certified Eating Disorder Specialist credential through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

With more than 13 years of experience in the counseling field and in private practice, Sharmen specializes in working with clients facing substance abuse disorders, bi-polar disorder, depression, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, self-harm, school pressures, 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 heal 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 and two residential substance abuse treatment facilities.

Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of the International Association for Eating Disorders Professionals. Sharmen also served for two years on the Board of Directors for the Alabama School of Alcohol and other Drug Studies.

   Sharmen serves clients from Tuscaloosa and the surrounding areas in her newly relocated office just a few blocks from campus and offers Telehealth services for clients throughout the state of Alabama.  

Please consider All Things New Counseling Services when looking for someone to help you reach your therapeutic objectives. Sharmen welcomes the opportunity to work with you!