I am a licensed clinical social worker with 35 years of experience in a variety of settings. At the beginning of my career, I worked in hospice, oncology, and home care agencies for 15 years. I then became certified to work in school settings, where I worked for the next 15 years. For the last five years, I worked in a private practice with children, adolescents, and families, addressing emotional and social challenges that interfere with activities of daily living.
Outside of these professional experiences, I have also worked at several camps for children. One was specifically for children with speech and language and social emotional learning challenges. I also volunteered for many summers at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is a camp in Connecticut for children with serious illnesses. Additionally, I have been fortunate to supervise social workers working towards their licenses.
Now, as a clinician in private practice, I am thrilled to use my skills to assist children, adolescents, and adults who are facing challenges and stressors in today’s world. My experiences provide me with the skills necessary to support those faced with challenges that accompany anxiety, depression, and social communication disorders as well as ASD and ADHD. My goal as a therapist is to help those with mental health challenges learn tools and strategies to cope with the stressors and challenges of daily life while identifying and defining their own goals.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149007085
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Sheri has been my therapist for a little over a year. She’s amazing and has helped me reach my therapy goals. She’s very easy to talk to, a great listener. She responds in a timely matter. She has helped me achieve what I thought was impossible. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I’m going to miss her.
Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Sheri for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Sheri was wonderful to work with. I have tried several therapists and never stuck with it more than 3 session because I felt like they did not understand me. Sheri met me where I was and did not try to make things more than they were. Overall it was a very helpful experience. I would highly recommend.
Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Sheri is an amazing therapist. She listens to every word I have said and is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She is so smart and gives out the best advice.
Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
The reschedule process is awesome! My therapist is empathetic and compassionate.
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I am very thankful to have found Sheri. She is patient, compassionate, and always takes time to respond or even reach out to me to check in. She has helped me immensely in such a short amount of time.
Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief