My name is Sherry Farrell. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I earned a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in Clinical Psychology and went on to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. My story is unique in that I worked in the field of psychology for roughly 5 years and then turned to teaching young people while raising my own children. This allowed me to gain a broad understanding of how children and families operate in a clinical, educational and social setting. I am now prepared to take that knowledge and apply it once again toward my work with clients.
I have provided therapy in a clinic, alternative and mainstream school setting. In my work with children, I have helped those struggling with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, depression, social isolation, anxiety, suicide ideation, abuse and family stress. I have worked with couples and families facing addiction, infidelity, parenting challenges, mood disorders, physical challenges and divorce. My work with individuals mainly dealt with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and navigating life transitions.
In session I rely on a variety of therapeutic techniques and styles which include Solution Focused, Client Centered, Narrative, Motivational, Existential and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know every client I meet on a deep level. I value creating a relationship built on compassion, understanding, safety and respect. I believe my role is to meet clients where they are and work as a team to process difficulties and create strategies that will lead to positive, lasting change.
Seeking therapy can bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty. Once you make that first step, you are embarking on a journey of self discovery that will allow us to work as a team to move from a place of stress and discomfort to one of hope, relief and enduring change. I can't wait to meet you!
Years of clinical experience: 5
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 37204
Sherry is amazing and I don't want to think of where my life would be without her counsel.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Sherry for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Sherry is the best therapist I ever had. I respect her guidance
Written on Oct 14, 2023 after therapy with Sherry for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Sherry is a fantastic therapist. I had some hesitations as a diverse person due to previous experiences but she understood everything and approached my personal obstacles with compassion. Great combination of listening and providing tools.
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Sherry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and adhd
Good insights I really like working with Sherry. Direct approach and honest advice.
Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Very happy so far
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues
Love her and wish i didnt have to leave.
Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties