Sheri Orr, MA
Moving Forward Again
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, or worried all the time? Do you feel like you’re on the brink of having a panic attack or feeling paralyzed to act? Do you find your heart racing, your stomach twisting, and your thoughts running non-stop? Do you struggle with compulsive behaviors or thoughts that bother you?
Or maybe you’re struggling with relationship issues – you’re attracting the wrong kind of date or can’t seem to make relationships work? Are you trying to heal from narcissistic abuse of a partner or family member? Or you’re trying to learn how to set boundaries, and it doesn’t seem to work?
Imagine being able to gain a sense of control over your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. To feel confident in your life and relationships. To no longer be restricted by fear. That you have hope, stability, and purpose again. That you’re able to get past that feeling of being “stuck.”
Anxiety can have deep roots within us, whether it's social anxiety, health anxiety, or another type of anxiety. We'll look at your anxiety story to learn your anxiety cycle and begin unraveling it to replace it with new skills and a healthy cycle. We'll identify triggers and themes and how your body experiences anxiety. We'll also look at what is underlying that is contributing to your anxiety overall.
OCD & Phobias
Some people find they are struggling with thoughts and urges that keep them trapped in a pattern of behavior or avoidance. Together, we'll learn about your struggle, and you'll learn why your brain is functioning the way it is. Then, we'll work on a plan to help retrain your brain so you can get unstuck from these obsessions and compulsions.
Narcissistic Abuse Recovery
Sometimes we find ourselves in relationship patterns that are manipulative, destructive, and bring us emotional harm. Together we'll uncover what damaging patterns you're in and you'll learn what narcissistic patterns are and learn ways to make healthy changes. You'll also learn how to protect yourself in future relationships. We'll work on helping you feel like you have greater autonomy and internal strength. These can be romantic relationships, family, in-laws, coworkers, or friends.
I see change being most successful when we can get at the underlying issues. These may be deep-seated from childhood or from trauma. I will work with you to uncover what might be contributing to your current issues and help you develop insight into these. I like to do psychotherapy in conjunction with counseling, which teaches skills.
I will teach you skills to implement immediately so you can experience some positive change while we work at understanding the deeper contributing issues through psychotherapy. I have extensive training in and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy. I also incorporate Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Family Systems.
Some individuals prefer to focus on personal growth with solution-focused goals. We can work together to establish forward-driven goals that help with personal, relational, and professional growth.
Some of my counseling clients like to continue meeting monthly to continue to work toward specific goals after their therapeutic goals have been met.
The Growth Journey
I help my clients gain an understanding of why they are functioning the way they are. Once we have a clear picture of your story and what your anxiety cycle or relationship patterns are, you’ll learn skills to begin making changes. My passion as a therapist is to help people get unstuck. I will meet you where you are and challenge and encourage you toward growth and we’ll walk together through this growth journey.