Dr. Sharon Leuenberger, Director of Testing at 3-C Family Services, is a licensed counseling psychologist specializing in school psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. She received her degrees at John Carroll University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. After receiving her doctorate, she worked as director of Family Services within the division of Children’s Hospital at Buffalo, providing evaluations and treatment to individuals with learning concerns, ADHD, physical challenges, and developmental challenges (such as autism and Nonverbal Learning Disability). She also consulted on the inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit, assisting individuals and their families with acquired brain injuries.
Upon moving to the Raleigh area, Sharon has provided testing services through private practices, consulted with several local public as well as private preschools and schools, and provided testing and support to the home-school population. She also seized a unique opportunity to help start a local parochial school by becoming an initial member of the Board of Education, specializing in school policy.
Sharon has spent almost 30 years evaluating individuals’ learning profiles, developmental levels/concerns, and neurological functioning. She prides herself on providing thorough evaluations that identify the individual’s strengths (including giftedness) and pinpoint where the learning and/or behavioral breakdown is occurring (such as assessing for dysgraphia, dyscalculia, the different types of dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disability, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, etc.). Her reports are written to be informative and practical, focusing on maximizing the individual’s learning potential. She provides a comprehensive list of individualized recommendations that identify learning strategies and supports that can be implemented within the home, school, and community. Being a mother of two, she is experienced in navigating the academic system both as a parent and a professional.
In her spare time, Sharon loves to spend time with her family and friends, travel, explore the national parks, participate in several fundraising events (the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is especially near and dear to her heart), and take care of her pets.