Quality and Passion Make the Difference

Clinical Consultant

Dr. Sharon L. McDaniel

Dr. Sharon McDaniel has dedicated her career to being an advocate for those suffering from addictions and mental health disorders. Over the past 25 years, she has worked in academia and community mental health services across North Carolina and New York City. Dr. McDaniel is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor. She holds a PhD degree in Psychology from Capella University; a Master’s in Adult Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical  State University; and an undergraduate degree from St. Francis College. Additionally, she holds a Master of Addictions Counseling from the National Certification Commission for Addictions Professionals. Her passion for helping people has lead her to top administrative roles that include Associate Professor and Department Chair of Human Services Technology at Guilford Technology Community College (GTCC).

In 2004, Dr. McDaniel became the first African American Director of Substance Abuse Services for Randolph County Mental Health. She later went on to be the Program Director at R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC), leading the way to transition services for co-occurring disorders and a stand alone facility for State Operated Services. She was also appointed to several Governor’s Institute committees focused on research in evidenced based practices like Relapse Prevention and Trauma treatment. A champion for the field,  she has also helped dozens of clinicians achieve professional credentials through supervision and mentoring.

Dr. McDaniel is currently the owner and Principal Consultant for Amethyst Pathways, and she enjoys living in the Piedmont-Triad area with her husband and four children.

How may I help you?

Contact us at (336) 270-5009 or by email at contact@amethystpathwaysinc.com


Establish customized strategies for premier behavioral health programs.


Get trusted supervision for effective clinical skills development.


Relevant training that prepares for credentialing examinations.

Seeds for Growth

Consulting and clinical supervision requires a unique set of clinical skills. These skills are fueled by strong competency and an attitude that facilitates both professional and personal growth. Amethyst Pathways is committed to your growth. Come and grow with us.