Integrative Psychotherapy Services
Providing counseling services in Arizona and New York, Sheri offers psychotherapy specializing in anxiety, relationship issues, and depression. She offers both in person and online counseling. She also offers coaching, Christian counseling, and the opportunity to incorporate alternative and complementary medicines for holistic care.
Help for Anxiety & Depression
Are you feeling like your emotions are overwhelming you? Or that your mind is racing and you can’t seem to gain control anymore? Does your mood seem to dictate how your day goes? Maybe you have tried different things to help but nothing seems to work.
Have you been struggling with panic and are afraid it will creep up on you again and you fear you might lose control again?
Imagine being able to gain a sense of control over your thoughts and emotions. That you have hope, stability, and purpose. That you’re able to get past that feeling of being “stuck.”
Help for Toxic Relationships
Are you having conflict in some of your relationships? Maybe you’re realizing you need to set boundaries or you’re suffering from a toxic relationship. Are you discovering you have a pattern of relationships that is unhealthy and you want to learn how to change things? Or that you need to recover from a damaging relationship?
Imagine you are able to feel confident in your life and your relationships. That you feel like you have a good sense of how to have healthy relationships and can identify potentially harmful ones. And you have learned what role you played in childhood that is still playing out today. That you are able to learn how to change that role and dynamics into healthy ones.
I offer individual psychotherapy and counseling for people who desire to work one-on-one with a therapist to dive deep into an issue they are struggling with or an area of life that is challenging them. Sometimes this is addressing issues from one’s childhood, seeking understanding of a pattern of broken or damaging relationships, or needing to figure out how to overcome an obstacle or challenge in one’s life.
Psychotherapy helps to develop a greater understanding of oneself, learning how to take control of one’s life, and developing healthy coping skills to respond to life’s challenges. Together we will explore thought patterns, beliefs, emotions, behavioral patterns, relational patterns, the history of the problem, environmental factors and lifestyle factors that may be influencing the problem and develop goals to help you achieve your desired change.
I take an integrative approach with individuals, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic (specifically object-relations) therapy, attachment-based therapy, person-centered therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
I have a passion for alternative and complementary medicines because of its holistic approach. Integrative medicine can help mental health issues by addressing the whole body instead of merely treating or reducing symptoms. For clients who desire to approach their mental health from an integrative medicine perspective, I will incorporate this into our work together. Much research has been done on integrative medicine and its evidence-based success.
Together we will do a comprehensive assessment looking at diet, nutrition, digestion, sleep patterns, exercise, and daily habits and how these impact mental health. We may incorporate nutritional therapies, culinary medicine, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, among other things while working in conjunction with your other integrative medicine practitioners like naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, etc. to treat the whole person.
Some individuals desire to incorporate their Christian faith in the counseling process. As a Christian I can help those who desire a biblical perspective with their counseling goals.
Christian counseling incorporates a biblical worldview with the principles of psychology to improve mental health and relationships. Some clients desire to include prayer in their counseling time and may want to look at specific scripture passages. I find out from each client what their expectations are so we can incorporate these together in our therapeutic work. Many Christians have been unnecessarily shamed for seeking mental health services and fear being accused of lacking faith for getting help. My approach is to create a safe atmosphere where together we can seek the best approaches for each individual.
Some individuals don’t have a problem area to focus on per se, but instead desire to work toward specific goals. If you would like to develop an understanding of what is holding you back, or how you can make changes to help you achieve your goals, coaching might be a great approach for you. I take a brief-strategic approach with these clients to help them develop an action plan and implement it, while getting at the core of the obstacles.
I also offer premarital coaching/counseling for couples who want to prepare for marriage and learn the skills necessary for a successful foundation for marriage. I utilize a premarital assessment to help identify any areas of concern and potential growth areas.
I offer online counseling for both New York and Arizona residents. Arizona clients have the option of in-person or online sessions. New York clients are only able to participate in online counseling because my physical office is located in Arizona. I offer online counseling through a HIPAA-compliant telepractice platform.
The Healing Journey
I walk alongside people in their brokenness, woundedness, frustration, confusion, and hurt, and invite them to allow me to help them navigate through these, and to help them move past the raw feelings or numbness. I also challenge people and work with them to dig into the core of their issues so they can move beyond a feeling of being “stuck.”