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Sherida Newmister, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coaching
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About me

In my 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I've found that when people seek help they're often at their most frustrated, sad, angry, or confused. We can feel lost, alone, and believe others can never really understand how tiring it is to act okay & always be strong when there is only pain & chaos going on inside of us. Maybe you are to the point where you just don't have the energy to do the things you want to do or even used to enjoy doing. You may be struggling with deep emotions or conflicts in your family, and no one else understands. Maybe the confusion and stress is so great that you don’t even know how to put it into words. Therapy is a safe place where you can learn more about who you are, and learn the skills to get you where you want to be in life. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or significant life changes. My approach in therapy is meeting you where you are emotionally, and assisting you in setting & achieving your goals. We will work as a team, and use your strengths to develop more constructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My treatment approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive, and motivational interviewing techniques, all geared toward assisting you in becoming the person you want to be. It takes courage to seek out help and work towards making changes. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to make the changes you desire.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


IN LCSW 34004376A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sherida Newmister. 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.

Sherida is always patient with me. She listens well and helps me to think of healthy solutions to my issues. She is sincere and easy to talk with. It feels like sharing with a friend, only you can really trust the advice because it's professional! She is there when I need help in urgent type situations and for the day to day stuff. Thank you Sherida!

Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Sherida for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sherida gve lead me to great clarity and and understanding to my situation and why some behaviors are showing up. I highly recommend her for clarity and truama healing and coping tools

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Sherida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very helpful, she has given me solutions to problems I could not figure out on my own.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Sherida for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Very helpful and understanding!

Written on Jan 07, 2022 after therapy with Sherida for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Very attentive. Very caring and understanding

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Sherida for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sherida has been great to talk to, extremely professional and a huge help in figuring out how to tackle some complicated post-pandemic emotions. I would absolutely recommend working with her to anyone dealing with trauma or a challenging life event.

Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Sherida for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem