Dr. Sharon Leuenberger, Director of Testing at 3-C Family Services, is a licensed counseling psychologist with a specialization 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, Asperger’s Disorder, and Nonverbal Learning Disability). She also consulted on the inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit, providing assistance to 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 20 years evaluating individuals’ learning profiles, developmental levels/concerns, and neurological functioning. She prides herself on providing thorough, cost-effective evaluations that identify one’s learning strengths and weaknesses. Her reports are written to be informative as well as practical with a focus 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. As a mother of elementary and middle school aged children, she is experienced at navigating the academic system both as a parent and a professional.
In her spare time, Sharon (and her family) co-chairs the Cary area Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis charity walk, helps to organize a monthly Coffee House (a social opportunity for the developmentally challenged population), and volunteers at the SPCA.