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Christopher Sharp, PhD

Experiential Therapy Coordinator

Christopher Sharp, PhD, joined Sierra Tucson in 2015. Dr. Sharp serves as the coordinator of the Experiential Therapies Program at Sierra Tucson, leading adventure therapy groups and nature-based therapeutics. His work focuses on using the natural setting of the Sonoran Desert to develop mindfulness, resilience, and well-being.

Dr. Sharp has been connecting people to the healing power of nature for the last 25 years as an outdoor educator, search and rescue professional, and adventure therapist. He received a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation in 1996 and has worked extensively in experiential therapy and remote emergency care. Having had a lifelong awareness of the connection between time in nature and wellbeing, he started his own rehabilitation process with extensive wilderness fieldwork pursuant to a Doctorate at the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

– Anonymous Client
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  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
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