Stephanie Sherman

(MC, LPC, NBCC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) in Arizona with 10 years of private practice experience working as a mental health counselor, and another 20 years of executive level Human Resources work. I am a published author of healthcare and self-help books and articles. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, and addiction issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I do not believe in making judgments, but prefer to help you think through your situation, options and possible positive or negative consequences. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I also like to use strength-based counseling, and when possible, I work for a solution focus. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek help for a more fulfilling and happier life, and to take the first steps toward a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Grief

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC-13262 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Aug 01, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 months on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Stephanie has been amazing. I have trust issues and was struggling at first because of that, feeling like she understood where i was coming from and getting accustomed to doing counseling online. During our time together she has helped me to do work that I'd either forgotten how to do, knew nothing about, or had never even considered. She helped me to understand a different and much gentler way of seeing some complex things such as forgiveness, inner-child work, and of course the beauty of daily gratitude.

I am forever grateful for my time with Stephanie and would highly recommend her and this platform to everyone!

Written by K.A. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I would highly recommend Stephanie Sherman to anyone seeking counseling. I was between sessions with my in-person therapist and turned to Stephanie for help. She was able to guide me through my anxiety and give me practical tips in anxiety management, in addition to a different way of looking at my concerns. Stephanie has a calm, welcoming demeanor and truly feels like a trusted friend when seeking her therapeutic advice. Ten out of ten!

Written by T.O. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Stephanie is outstanding because she cares, is patient, kind, understanding and very smart. Her ability to cut through what’s going on and guide and help me focus on what’s really happening is a gift. I highly recommend her.

Written by R.O. on Jun 03, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

She is a great help to me. She listens to me and my wife. I am making slow progress on getting control of my temper.

Written by T.O. on Jun 02, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, anger, career, and bipolar

I love Stephanie’s approach. She is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I will stay with BH knowing that Stephanie always has my best interest in mind. I have ultra rapid cycling Bipolar and use the texting to organize my thoughts and self suggestions and you cannot do this in a normal therapy setting. No one ever says our time is up. Especially when I am having an epiphany!

Written by M.I. on May 29, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

She is amazing

Written by D.O. on May 22, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family

I have been counseling with better help and Stephanie Sherman for almost a year now. I am very pleased with her advice, support in my decisions and the advice she gives me on how to better handle my decisions. I have talked with her online about very personal, difficult problems, and her professional advice is appreciated. I am very thankful for her guidance and for BetterHelp.
The website BetterHelp is a blessing, to have a counselor to confer with online at my schedule and my time. Thank you.

Written by M.I. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and bipolar

She's genuine and you can tell she cares. She is passionate at what she does, and it shows :)

Written by P.R. on Apr 26, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping

It's a pleasure to work with Stephanie. She provides me with very applicable, tangible strategies to try so we can work through things in a way that will benefit me long-term. Very happy I found her! I've recommended BetterHelp to several friends since starting.

Written by I.R. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 months

I have been working with Stephanie Sherman since about November 2017 and cannot even begin to tell how great she is. Always responsive, while chatting or in between, she demonstrated not only great professional expertise, but always conveyed a positive and supportive attitude.
I have had and have multiple issues, but she clearly understands and cares.

I want to thank her, highly recommend her, and will definitely come back to her once I am able to.

Written by S.A. on Apr 04, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship

My experience with BetterHelp has been phenomenal. I really can’t say thank you enough. The ad dropped in my Facebook feed when I needed it most. I’d been dealing with an issue for which I’d considered seeking therapy but the hassle, expense, inconvenience, and non-anonymity at the time deterred me. The free trial allowed me to say “its worth a try”, a jump I desperately needed and wouldn’t have taken without this platform. The system matched me to Stephanie, and she has been incredible. She has been patient, understanding, listened with absolutely no judgment, and helped me see things clearly when my mind was clouded and frustrated. I was ready to give up and give in, and who knows where I would have ended up. I am positive that Stephanie has saved me pain and heartache and even my marriage. I worked with her a while ago and have again returned with new issues, new goals, and it’s so nice to know there is someone there with expertise to listen, to help us wade through the difficult times in life, and gently guide us in the direction we need.

Written by E.R. on Mar 23, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

She actually made me feel like she was listening to me and cared. I had received really generic responses from other counselors. She tries to connect and be genuine and I really appreciate it. She is great to work with. I am really happy I matched with her. She is good at what she does :)

Written by V.A. on Feb 17, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

I only got to work with Stephanie for a short period of time but she was very supportive and helpful from the start. I would recommend giving her a shot if you're looking for a counselor.

Written by P.A. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

She is the kindest therapist I’ve ever had. I truly feel cared for and you would think that would be hard to get across through just text but she does a phenomenal job being sincere and helpful.

Written by L.E. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Stephanie has been wonderful so far. She is very timely and good at listening.

Written by G.A. on Dec 13, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Stephanie is a high quality therapist and I believe she is not only an asset to me, but to everyone she talks to. I find her very easy to talk to.

Written by M.E. on Dec 03, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Stephanie is a wonderful counselor, she is encouraging and gets to the root of the problem. She helped me identify actions that would help improve my situation instead of just ruminating about them. She has a very warm approach. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.A. on Nov 29, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks

So far, Stephanie has been supportive and an attentive listener with great suggestions on what to work on. Though I haven't had much time with her yet, things are looking promising.

Written by P.A. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

This app is really convenient and a great value.

Written by G.L. on Oct 28, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

I have enjoyed working with Stephanie Sherman. She is always there when you need someone. She listens, and helps you see perspective. It was so nice to know that you always had someone in your corner. She would help me calm down and breathe, and help me find the next steps to move forward. I cherish the “friendship” and work done with Stephanie. Thank you!

Written by E.L. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

Thank you for everything, Stephanie!

Written by M.A. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Stephanie has helped me take steps towards where I want to be. Sending messages online is a convenient method for counseling for busy schedules. I could not imagine having time to take an afternoon or a few hours off to visit a counselor, but this enables me to respond when I have time, and Stephanie answers promptly. It also allows me to have time to digest and think about what was said.

Written by A.N. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Stephanie is terrific! I’ve had counselors in different cities, and she is one of the best I’ve ever had! She’s wise, supportive, and knowledgeable. She doesn’t hesitate to give her honest professional opinion, and says things in ways that are easy to hear—refreshing! She is very responsive and flexible and excellent with being accommodating with scheduling, Stephanie really cares – this is clearly more than a job for her. She applies know-how from her professional background in human resources, which has been hugely helpful to me. She’s the first counselor I’ve had who actually jumps in to help me with a project from time to time. Stephanie, my deepest gratitude goes out to you!

Written by J.E. on Aug 24, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Stephanie is compassionate, insightful, and solution-focused. She tackles problems in stride that may be described as unique and/or that creep-up between other major issues we are working on. Stephanie's warm and compassionate demeanor makes me feel like I have a "professional friend" in my corner. I highly recommend Stephanie.

Written by K.A. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

I am very fortunate to have been connected with Stephanie Sherman. She has helped me immensely in dealing with the sudden passing of my mother. Her skill set, and genuine concern is invaluable. I will always remember this woman as an integral part of my life during this very sad and difficult time.

Written by C.Y. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I have been working with Stephanie Sherman over the past month. I can't put into words how much she has helped me. She is very insightful, nailed a lot of what was bothering me right away, and gave me specific, practical tools to use to get out of my crisis. She is compassionate, empathetic, and a very positive person. She got back to me right away. I wish I had started sooner, she could have saved me a lot of grief. I am well on the way to feeling 100% because of Stephanie. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.. on Jul 25, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and intimacy-related

Stephanie has been personable, supportive, professional and has guided me through the life challenges that I have been facing recently. The combination of her level of expertise with her very easy personal approach has allowed me to trust her and open up a lot more to the healing that is occurring. I am very impressed with Stephanie's insight and ability to help me process through things in a positive, more healthy manner for my day to day life.

Written by M.E. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Very kind. Adaptive to my needs. Quick responder.

Written by A.L. on Jun 15, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

I have definitely enjoyed my time working with Stephanie. She has a way of taking the weight off of things and putting them into perspective. She was interested in learning more about me, and believed in me and encouraged me to meet my goals, even when I didn't believe in myself.

Written by J.O. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Helped very much with substance abuse, anxiety, stress issues. Stephanie is every encouraging, listens well, warm, positive, and practical. I am so thankful for her and for BetterHelp -getting me back on track with my life!

Written by E.L. on May 26, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Stephanie is very understanding, open-minded, kind and responsive.

Written by J.E on May 13, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Stephanie is simply amazing! she seems to be spot on with situations and has a very positive outlook on situations but will not beat around the bush when she sees something that needs addressed (which is refreshing ). I have had the best experience with her and have tested her counsel. Her counsel has positively influenced my life and helped me see things in different perspective at times. Thanks so much Steph!!

Written by C.O on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 months

Stephanie is great, very smart, and quick to reply in the chat. She is persistent and focused, useful because Im resistant towards the change. She is thorough and explains difficult concepts and processes clearly.

Written by V.A. on Mar 16, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and sleeping

Stephanie was amazing. She helped me with all my problems and was always there when I needed her. She gave me great advice and helped me get back on track with everything !

Written by E. on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and anger

Very caring, listens well, thoughtful with responses. Stephanie had been wonderful helping me through some tough situations.

Written by C.L on Feb 12, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

My experience with Stephanie has been great. I have been with a few traditional counselors over the last 15 years and I immediately felt a connection with her where in the past it has taken me weeks to open up to a new counselor. I'm looking forward to completing my "sessions" with Stephanie but will miss her when they are done. I will definitely seek her out in the future if I need help again.

Written by K.E on Jan 19, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Stephanie is warm and caring. She listens and responds to my concerns each time I have contacted her.

Written by M.A on Jan 11, 2017 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and relationship

Great feedback and much needed!

Written by P.A on Dec 09, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

She provides good practical advice for parenting and other issues.

Written by T.O on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Stephanie has been great! I was having a tough time and she was there right away and gave great advice. She has made suggestions for reasing material that was really helpful as well! Thank you Stephanie for being there when I really needed someone.

Written by K.A on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, self esteem, and career

Stephanie Sherman has been very helpful and insightful for me during a very difficult transition in my life. She has reminded me of the hope and happiness I have the ability to create. Her guidance and advice has been of the utmost value to me. She is a wonderful counselor and therapist.

Written by C.L on Sep 23, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 months

Couldn't ask for more or better. I think I could probably go on from here on my own, but frankly don't want to separate from Stephanie. Her observations and questions are spot on.

Written by R.A on Aug 29, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She is great!! Responds quickly and makes you feel like you are talking to a real person sitting right in front of you. I really love being able to say what I need to say when I think of it and not have to wait weeks.

Written by D.O on Aug 16, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family

I wasn't sure about using online counseling but once I got started emailing my online counselor Stephanie Sherman, I have changed my mind. Stephanie has helped give me advice that I really needed. Most of the messages you need to read and give yourself time to process the advice. Soon the advice comes to a light bulb moment and then you understand the advice that is given. With our current family problems she has helped me with decisions that I need to make to better our home and my stress levels. The best advice and support. Thank you!

Written by M.Y on Aug 13, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, and self esteem

Stephanie has been great in helping me sort out my problems. She asks good questions that helped me get to my answers in myself.

Written by D.U on Jul 27, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and depression

Stephanie has been very helpful and understanding. I haven't felt this positive about myself in a long time.

Written by C.E on May 23, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

I'm extremely impressed with the interaction consistency. I was so afraid that after the free trial was up, the interaction between us would maybe slow down significantly. I can assure you that it is quite the opposite. I'm finally able to get the help and clarity I've needed for years. I work two jobs and go to school as well as have two young energetic boy's so I don't really have any time to go out and set time aside, because well, I have none. This is such an amazing tool for a new beginning to a better quality of life. Stephanie is very knowledgeable and extremely third party without any type of forceful opinions. She let's you take the lead and guides you to the best result possibly. A ton of tools and techniques for all around better quality of life. I'm so excited to see how much luggage I can finally get unpacked for good. I'm really tired of carrying it around for all these years.

Written by S.T on Mar 29, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Stephanie has been very kind and supportive. Beyond a sympathetic ear, which is invaluable, she provides insight and homework to help me help myself, prioritize items and work through concerns proactively.

Written by K.T on Feb 19, 2016 after counseling with Stephanie for 4 months on issues concerning family, and self esteem

Stephanie is warm, funny, considerate, and has a practical approach to helping you solve your problems. She has helped me get on the path to being who I want to be, and that is invaluable!

Written by W.A on Nov 11, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

My life hit a wall and I took steps to do the most drastic thing a person could do which is to attempt to end their own life. I found myself desperate for help and answers and while surfing the web, found the better hep website, Even better was the email that I got from Stephanie Sherman. Stephanie helped me to process through the events that caused me to attempt to hurt myself and to implemented a plan to help me get back on track with my life and gave me tools that helped feed my quest for a better way of life. My grandfather once told me that I would have success in my life but the key would be to never forget all the people who helped you along the way. Stephanie has played a major role in helping me. My heartfelt thanks to Stephanie.

Written by J.E on Sep 25, 2015 after counseling with Stephanie for 1 month

Stephanie is great. She has a deep understanding of a variety of issues. She always says things that apply directly to my concerns and that are very helpful. She responds almost immediately to all my emails. Im very pleased with her.