Sharon Ryan, an eating disorder therapist from Toms River, NJ, has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program she was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC) in March of 2017.
Ms. Ryan began her mental health career as a group therapist at the Renfrew Center of N.J. She specializes in the care and treatment of patients with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and related mental illnesses. In addition to her mental health career she also serves as Director of Alumni Relations & Communications at William Paterson University.
Sharon Ryan received her Master’s Degree in Counseling, with a specialty in eating disorders, from William Paterson University. Her commitment to lifelong learning is evidenced by her completion of the AABC Certification and Credentialing Program and recent completion of the National Personal Training Institute’s Certificate Program in personal training and nutrition, as well as currently completing all requirements for N.J licensure as a Licenses Professional Counselor.
AABC Board Certified Bariatric Professionals are already licensed/certified health and education professionals. Their international fellowship includes medical doctors, professional educators, mental health professionals, nurses, nutritionists and other related disciplines that engage in research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of obesities and related disorders.
BOARD CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALING STANDARDS
The American Association of Bariatric Counseling is an official US Federal not-for-profit, professional fellowship association dedicated to the advancement of bariatric science education and to the enhancement of obesity care and treatment. Founded in 2005, AABC is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional multi-disciplinary bariatric counselors. Board Certification by AABC affirms that their credentialed fellows are licensed/registered/certified health or education professionals that have completed a specialized academic program in Bariatric Science and must continue their specialized education and training to maintain their Board Certification
For more information, please contact Carrie Moraites, Fellows Coordinator , for AABC.