Adult Forest Therapist
M.S. Mental Health & Bioethics, Registered Nurse, Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Horticultural Therapy Certificate
Sharon brings people and plants together for health and happiness. Upon retiring from her career as a psychiatric nurse, Sharon decided to focus on her true passion - plants and flowers. Sharon turned her yard into a horticultural masterpiece. She went on to enter the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society’s annual garden contest where she won the Garden of Distinction Award.
In the process of creating her garden, Sharon discovered how happy people felt after walking her garden trail. She began sharing photographs of her garden with friends and family, some who whom were battling cancer and serious illnesses. The experience of encouraging people with pictures of nature led Sharon to the Delaware Valley University, where she learned about Horticulture as a science and how to incorporate nature and plants into the lives of special populations in order to improve their health and spirits.
Sharon is now comfortable with providing horticultural therapy to people of all ages and levels of illness, including depression and anxiety. Sharon is also certified as a Forest Therapy Guide.