Therapist Sheri Pate Photo

Sheri Pate, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

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.

I enjoy leading mind-body practices for personal, spiritual and sports performance development. From 2011-2022, I lead yoga, meditation and mindfulness groups all around the country both in person and virtually during the pandemic. Through collaboration with other leaders, I have learned the latest technology and techniques in optimal health and performance 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.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMFT 4101007368

CA LMFT 45065


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sheri Pate. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Sheri is empathetic towards your issues and is practical and realistic towards your specific treatment plans. She accepts you for who you are at the moment and does not try to impose strong ideologies or theories towards your improvement plans. If you are looking for someone more practical and empathetic then Sheri is the one for you.

Written on May 06, 2024 after therapy with Sheri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes