Sherry is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Sherry also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Baylor University. Sherry was born and raised in Oklahoma City, but came to Texas as soon as she could after graduating from high school. She has most recently put her roots down in a DFW suburb and is thrilled to be able to work remotely for Elko Counseling Center.
Sherry gained her experience from a variety of professional environments—each of which have prepared her to be a compassionate and well-rounded therapist. Before entering private practice, Sherry worked in the non-profit sector for quite some time. She provided individual, couples, and family counseling at Rush Creek Counseling Center. Her clients struggled with anything from codependency to mood disorders like Bipolar I and II and substance abuse. She worked closely with individual patients as well as family members to help strengthen relationships and enhance support for treatment and recovery. Sherry has worked in several nonprofit and community clinic settings including: The Women’s Center of Tarrant County and the Baptist Marriage and Family Counseling Center of Fort Worth where she provided short and long term counseling to women and other individuals suffering from severe and persistent depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, eating disorders, and relational problems.
Through her ten plus years as a therapist, Sherry has grown to be a very balanced therapist. Her previous work experience coupled with her passion to help others has enabled her to connect with clients, couples and families yielding positive outcomes and progress. Sherry specializes in treating trauma related disorders to include PTSD, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and family issues. She takes an integrated approach and collaborates with her clients to individualize care. Her clinical style is influenced by Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Trust Based Relational Intervention; and she uses strength-based, evidenced-based approaches to provide psychoeducation and help shift dynamics to create change.
Sherry believes counseling can truly change someone’s life if the client and therapist trust and work together to meet the goals they have collectively set. She challenges her clients while offering support and guidance. She believes reaching out for help is a sign of strength and that a person will reap rewards for that risk. She considers it an honor to support clients in this courageous journey.
For fun, Sherry enjoys spending time with her three children and her husband. They enjoy going on adventures, spending time outside, and relaxing after bedtime!