Integrative Psychotherapy Services
Providing counseling services in Arizona and New York, Sheri offers individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, family counseling, Christian counseling, online counseling, and coaching. For those who prefer alternative and complementary medicines, she also incorporates an integrative medicine approach to mental health.
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).
Relationships are hard work and can be challenging to navigate. We bring our histories, our childhood experiences, our traumas, and our beliefs, among many other things into our relationships. Sometimes we need help working through the issues that arise. Whether you are dating, engaged, partnered, or married, couples counseling can be advantageous in moving past obstacles and learning new ways of relating to each other.
I recommend my couples take an online assessment that will provide a good picture of where they are in the relationship and the issues they bring to the table. Together we will assess the core problems, develop goals to move you toward the relationship you desire, and learn strategies that will help you achieve your relationship goals.
My approach to couples counseling incorporates brief-strategic, family systems, object-relations, and the Gottman Method.
Families should be a place of comfort, support, strength, and safety, but sometimes they are our greatest source of hurt and frustration. It can be discord with our teen, issues arising from blending a family, conflict with setting boundaries with extended family, or grieving the loss of a family member. Family counseling focuses on improving relational patterns, communication, boundaries, and understanding everyone’s roles and patterns within the family.
My approach with families is to help each member feel heard and understood, be able to express their thoughts and feelings, communicate their needs, and begin to make changes in how they interact with each other. I use a family systems approach which brings change to the entire system of how the family functions and how each person relates to the others within the system.
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. I also believe and have seen benefit from incorporating modern medical practices within a biblical worldview. 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 beneficial to 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 marriage coaching for couples who would like to set specific goals to improve their marriage.
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.”
I currently see adults of all ages.
Some of the issues I have worked with are:
Family of Origin Issues