Hi, my name is Sheryl Derby, LCSW. I achieved my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I also possess a Master of Social Work with a Child Welfare emphasis from Arizona State University. I have been a Social Worker for 21 years and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing clinical supervision for 17 years.
I have provided therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships and parenting issues. Some of the populations I have worked with include Veterans, families involved in the child welfare system, juveniles involved in the court system and homeless families .
My purpose is to assist you in achieving your goals in order to help you live a happier, peaceful life. Together we will identify your strengths and find coping skills that are the best fit for you. My style is eclectic, based on your needs, combining Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy while utilizing a Strength-Based, Solution-Focused approach.
When not working, I practice self-care by spending time with my basset hounds, participating in yoga as well as volunteering at a retirement home for geriatric and hospice animals.
I look forward to supporting, guiding and empowering you.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Communication Problems, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-10895
I’ve only been working with Sheryl for a few weeks but she’s great. I really like that she listens to me and let’s me figure out how I’m feeling instead of telling me what I’m feeling. Sheryl has these worksheet that she’s had me do and I honestly was worried that it would feel like “homework” but I’ve found them helpful. Sheryl is great and I’m glad that I got matched with her.
Written on Nov 07, 2019 after therapy with Sheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem