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Sherrita Ried, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Depression
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About me

In 2003, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2018. My graduate program is accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the nationally recognized agency for counseling graduate program
My approach to counseling is based upon Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical principles. During session, I strive to maintain an environment that contains unconditional positive regard, empathy and will be genuine. I guide clients through the process of exploring feeling, thoughts and solutions. I will work with you to develop a plan not just for the moment but to carry into the future.
My professional path started with a career in nursing. I learned that there was a large gap in whole body healthcare and I wanted to help my patients heal mentally. I made the transition to mental health because I wanted to make a lasting impact. I am trained in Grief and Loss Counseling, Trauma Counseling, Premarital Counseling, and Group Counseling. I have over 12 years of training and experience which includes work with terminally ill, military members and their families, alternative sexual life, trauma, and LGBTQ+. I am also EMDR trained.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, 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 of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCMHC 14560


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

She’s kind, thoughtful and caring. Actually listens to you when you talk and she made me feel self worth. Never made me feel judged at all. She’s a one of a kind, kinda therapist! Take a chance on her and you’ll be agreeing with everything I just wrote down.

Written on Mar 25, 2023 after therapy with Sherrita for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Sherrita is the best therapist I have ever had. She listens well, always has a plan and is always honest.

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Sherrita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Extremely kind and courteous, gets my sense of humor, and I can tell they genuinely just care about helping other people by how they connect and validate them.

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Sherrita for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Sherrita is an absolutely incredible therapist! She has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life, and I am so grateful for her guidance and support. She is always kind and compassionate, and she has a way of helping me see things from a different perspective. Working with her has helped me control my anger and interact with life in a much healthier way. My wife and children have even noticed the positive changes in me. I can't thank Sherrita enough for all that she has done for me. I was with her for about half a year, and we worked through a lot in that time. She is truly a blessing, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a top-notch therapist.

Written on Dec 14, 2022 after therapy with Sherrita for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

From my experience with her, she has been very nice, welcoming & supportive of me & my needs as well as honest and straightforward

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Sherrita for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sherrita is a wonderful therapist. I highly recommend her!

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Sherrita for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts