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Sherry McClanahan, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I believe that each one of us has unique life circumstances and that the counseling process should meet your specific needs. My style is straightforward and compassionate. My focus is on identifying your strengths and helping you to recognize your potential. I employ a client-centered approach in a collaborative effort with you to foster hope and the positive change that you desire. I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, and a solution focused, strength-based approach. I work with individual adults and couples.
I have worked with individuals facing issues of trauma, loss, physical and sexual abuse, and domestic violence for over 25 years. I have extensive training in complex trauma and a great deal of experience working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma
My goal is to provide an open and welcoming environment for all. This is an LGBTQ safe place.
My practice hours are 5pm-9pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 1pm Saturdays. I generally can respond at least once per day and sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time. Please remember that BetterHelp (or sister site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services or go to your local emergency room.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

VA LPC 0701008895


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

Sherry is a phenomenal therapist. Really knows how to help guide you through a session. Also, she is very receptive and empathetic in her approach to what I need to address, and helps me see a clearer picture of how to focus on goals.

Written on Feb 19, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She is patient, reflective, and engages really well. Definitely helps me get perspective

Written on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Sherry is very easy to talk to, open minded and supportive. She worked around my busy schedule and was flexible. I definitely recommend talking to her!

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Listens and pushes me in a positive way to make me put effort into things. I move slowly and she is very patient

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Sherry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd