Sheri Pate

LMFT

About Me

I believe it is really important to accept yourself where you are right now and I want you to know that I accept you as you are. One of my favorite ways of coping is through Mindfulness Exercises. This practice helps people manage stress and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness techniques can bring you into the present moment and clear the way for new ways of thinking, managing challenges and relating to others. As a LMFT, my mission is to connect clients to their fullest potential and teach them ways to bring meaning, joy and success into their lives. Since 2002, I have led mindfulness and visualization that have helped clients make these positive changes in their lives. I also use techniques drawn from Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Through exploring your situation further and getting to know you better as a whole person (including your strengths), I will be able to help you feel more enjoyment and satisfaction with your life.

I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from CLU. I grew up in Los Angeles in a very racially diverse neighborhood and learned early in life to accept and respect others. I am Hispanic Caucasian and a first generation college graduate.

Certified as a yoga instructor and meditation leader, I enjoy leading mind-body practices for personal, spiritual and sports performance development, especially with my Integral Transformative Practice (ITP) group in Thousand Oaks, CA and Delray Beach, FL. ITP is a community practice created by human potential visionaries George Leonard and Michael Murphy. Through collaboration with other ITP leaders, I have learned about the latest technology in mind-body and use these exercises with my clients. I also created an awareness card game called Witness Cards to help clients easily and comfortable identify areas for growth and change.

Most enjoyable for me is empowering clients to accept themselves as they are and when they are ready make changes in a comfortable confident way. Through guided imagery, deep relaxation and awareness exercises, I help clients connect to their own unique gifts and personal calling.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #45065 (Expires: 2023-07-31)

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