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Sherika Elliott, LCSW-C, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a proactive, patient, and positive provider licensed in Maryland, with experience providing therapeutic services to individuals, families, and couples for the past eight years. I have extensive experience in working with individuals who need support with depressive and anxiety symptoms, relationship issues, grief/loss, and general life adjustment during these interesting times. I am a strong advocate in supporting those from a psychodynamic perspective to address the root of their interpersonal conflicts to heal from their trauma, abuse, and/or neglect.

My therapy style is warm, non-judgmental, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I do not ascribe to stigmatizing labels and emphasize the importance of honoring one's autonomy. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic and dialectical-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs to enhance your fullest human potential.

It takes courage to be transparent with self, let alone with a stranger. It also takes conviction to strive to pursue happiness and take the first steps towards personal growth. I am ready when you are; keep in mind you set the pace. I am only here to add and empower you to acknowledge the light illuminating within you.

I look forward to us partnering together!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MD LCSW-C 22159

NC LCSW C009912

DC LICSW LC50081290


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

Sherika is compassionate and insightful. She’s the perfect match for me at this time and I’m grateful to be matched with her.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Sherika for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues