Wendy Sharp, LCSW-C
Wendy Sharp, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked at the National Institutes of Health in ADHD research for 23 years and has been in clinical practice for 20 years. She has worked in ADHD brain imaging, genetic, and treatment research and is up-to-date on the most effective research findings and interventions. In addition to ADHD, Ms. Sharp worked at NIH doing research on obsessive-compulsive disorder and childhood-onset schizophrenia. Prior to her work at NIH, she conducted research on child welfare, mental health, and women’s issues. Additionally, worked with the LGBTQ population for the past 20 years and has facilitated Maybe Baby groups for Rainbow Families.
Ms. Sharp has published in peer-reviewed journals on ADHD across the lifespan, ADHD in girls, monozygotic twins discordant for ADHD, and brain development in children and adolescents with ADHD. She is a frequent guest speaker at national psychiatry and psychology conferences and has spoken to national and local organizations as well as schools and parent groups on ADHD.
Education and Training:
Ms. Sharp earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in social work from Howard University. She is a member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work and the National Association of Social Workers.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Working with children, adolescents and adults with ADHD
> Working with families to help them cope with the impact of ADHD in the family
> Working with children, adolescents and young adults with anxiety and depression
Ms. Sharp is a Board Certified LCSW-C in the State of Maryland.