Sharon Ganellen, LCSW
Sharon Ganellen is a veteran psychotherapist with a wealth of experience under her belt. She has worked in a variety of mental health and school settings over the last 20 years and has focused extensively in helping children and their families. Sharon’s next chapter begins now at Wellington Counseling Group, where she will help adults, couples, and families seeking positive changes in their lives and working to reach their full potential. Sharon also provides consultation and advocacy for parents and children who are navigating a variety of educational challenges in hopes of being appropriately served by their school districts’ resources.
Sharon works from a family systems orientation, incorporating elements from other recognized treatment approaches, as well. With every case, she aspires to work collaboratively with clients, to allow them to realistically assess their situation, identify their options, and to then effectively implement changes in their lives to reach their goals.
Sharon earned an MSW from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a lifelong learner who always tries to add new tools to her toolbox so that she can better help her clients.
Sharon is a Master Gardener who has volunteered at the Chicago Botanic Garden for over 20 years and holds a brown belt in Aikido. Sharon also has an extensive background in experiential education and has worked on several Teams Challenge courses. In her free time Sharon loves to read, listen to music, cook, travel, and spend time in nature with her husband.