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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #LPC-13262 (Expires: 2021-05-01)
Stephanie is great. She is very understandable of my past issues and listens and provides professional and realistic information to help both of us to understand what my issues are to overcome and adapt.
Stephanie listens. She provides comforting responses and guidance. She is very patient when I am having trouble expressing myself. Her whole demeanor exudes kindness and compassion. She is helping me get through a crisis.
She is a really good listener and understood all my needs. Now my life turn around for a good. Thank you Stephanie
Stephanie is a true professional and very supportive, I truly trust her!
If you have anything on your mind and want an experienced and thoughtful person tyo talk to Ms. Sherman is the right person for you. She is sympathetic, caring, understanding and knowledgeable. I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so.
Stephanie Sherman is an outstanding listener , with a refreshing, objective and honest process. She was thoughtful and checked up on me periodically.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her.
Stephanie Sherman has become a really great resource and tool to help me deal with anxiety and depression. She listens to my thoughts even if they do not make the most sense but helps them make sense to me. I really appreciate her guidance and cooperation with me during this difficult time.
Stephanie has been a big help and is always understanding.
Thank you for your help!
I was in a very dark place when I started with Betterhelp. I couldn't see a way out of the feelings I was experiencing and I felt stuck. Stephanie Sherman helped me to get unstuck. She is wise and has years of experience and she just really seemed to understand the issues I was struggling with. I appreciated her empathetic yet matter of fact approach, it's just what I needed. She seems to have a lot of professional tools in her toolbox from which she used to counsel me and I always felt better and more empowered after our discussions. I would hightly recommend Stephanie Sherman and please don't hesitate to give this online platform a try, it is SO much better than traditional counseling. Instead of waiting 1-2 weeks for a response and to work on issues you face on a daily basis, usually I would get a response within 1-2 days (and most cases right after I hit the send button). I'm truly impressed and am so thankful for Sherman and her ability to pull me out of the darkness. Thanks to Stephanie Sherman and Betterhelp, I am in a better light today and working towards my life goals in a productive manner. Much love! Thank you, Lori
I am a practicing medical professional. I am a successful business owner and have been in clinical practice for nearly 20 yrs. I am respected amongst my peers. i have a loving family and have been happily married for nearly 25yrs... So how did I break? And how is it that I “need counseling?” I provide care. Yet, I experienced a near complete nervous breakdown and struggled to figure out the why. In an instant i felt as though I completely lost control. I didnt know what happened. Complete insomnia. Ruminating irrational thoughts and fear. Broken.
Stephanie helped me discover my why...helped me regain mental control and guided me to recover what was instantly lost. She provided techniques that helped me climb out of the dark hole I had created mentally. Her support and guidance has been instrumental in my personal recovery. And I am Grateful....
Stephanie has been patient and respectful in diving in further to understanding my needs. I truly feel that she wants something better for me. She provides tasks to follow up on my plan and appreciate the time she designates to helping
Stephanie is everything a counselor should be- insightful, knowledgeable and professional. On a scale from 1-10, she is a solid 10! I am so grateful to have found her, as she has helped me immensely.
Stephanie has been a wonderful counselor in a stressful time. She is engaging and thoughtful, and I am thankful for her help.
Stephanie is a caring, competent, intelligent counselor. I really look forward to speaking with her, I find her approach positive but realistic, very human and understanding as well. I highly recommend her!
She is a great and compassionate professional. I'm am so grateful for all of her guidance and understanding.
Overall I have had a good experience so far, I look forward to continuing to work with Stephanie.
Stephanie is professional and has empathy, she appears to have a vast knowledge in her field.
Stephanie has always been someone I reach to for expert advice on a topic that is bothering me. She's forced me to look at my life not only objectively, but with an open mind and heart. She's never once judged me what seems to be a silly thing to get worked up over or made me feel as if I was making a wrong decision. Always a guiding presence and a calming one, I would, as a stretch of imagination, think that in different circumstances rather than a professional relationship, that we could be good friends. She is a kind hearted individual who always places her clients needs and issues above herself and always is ready to give the tools needed for self care and knowledge to improve the mental health for the long run. Her guidance has been ever helpful to me and I'm sure many others in her care.
Thank you Stephanie. ❤❤
I love her to pieces!
Stephanie is a great listener and has good ideas for us to work through issues. She genuinely cares and I'd highly recommend her as a counselor.
Stephanie has been great in being understanding and creating solutions to a lot of the problems I may present to her.
She replies promptly, I haven’t spend enough time with her to really write more about the counselor.
Stephanie is a great listener and she takes the time to talk through problems to get to a resolution. The care for her clients shows in her thoughtful conversations and prompts to facilitate conversation.
She is super understanding, supportive, and patient. She listens to problems and is very gentle and caring about anything you may be going through.
I love her response time and how much she makes me feel heard.
Stephanie has been great. From our first meeting together I closed out my computer screen feeling a sense of relief and that I had a few tools to help me until the next time.
She’s amazing!! I never feel judged or feel scared to tell her anything. She’s always honest and really listens to what I’m saying!
Stephanie has understood me and my issues from the very first communication. Her questions and worksheets have helped me greatly in me understanding me better. I have had counseling and training for over 40 years during my career and for the FIRST time I am seeing Real improvement. More importantly, the people around me are seeing a real change. AWESOME!
This service is great! Stephanie is a caring professional who offers options & words that help! Thank you!
She has been great to me. I value all her input and strategy for helping me in my emotional roller coaster.
Stephanie is a warm and compassionate counselor. I switched counselors due to feeling I needed a slightly different area of expertise from someone at this point, but I am very thankful for the time I worked with her and kind of doubt I’ll find another counselor I genuinely liked as much as her ❤️
Stephanie Sherman has been a great help to me. I really like how often I’m able to reach out and get a response through BetterHelp. She’s been very insightful and I’m glad I was connected to her.
Stephanie and I have worked together for two years. I have bipolar disorder and am in recovery. I also have a constantly volatile job situation. I am more productive, sane and healthy due to her support.
What I like about working with Stephanie is her ability to help me see the facts about my situation so I can understand and make better choices. She is endlessly supportive, compassionate and non-judgmental. I feel that she is committed to my success as much as I am. I appreciate her support as I continue to work through some of the issues that have brought me to this place in my life.
She is simply wonderful, kind, professional and just a true person that is helping out as they intended to do.
Stephanie has been phenomenal. She has truly helped me right my direction.
Stephanie Sherman is not only an expert in her field, she is also THE expert when it comes to my issues. She is genuine, empathetic, honest and reliable (only to name a few attributes). While I have to pause counseling at this time (for financial reasons), I do hope to return soon and be taken back by her as a client. She completely understands what issues I have and is absolutely helpful in my attempts to turn my life around.
Stephanie is an amazing counselor! She immediately puts you at ease and makes you feel like you’re talking to an old friend. I highly recommend her!
Stephanie is an excellent counselor. I believe she has helped me very much.
Stephanie is an amazing counselor. She is not afraid to tell you the truth and her ways only work if you are willing to do the heavy lifting to get better. She gave me thetools needed for my recovery and unlike other counselors that just care about money and not your progess. I was able to see results within a month or two of working with her. I did have to do the hard work ony own BUT she provided all the tools to make the job easier. I would recommend her to people of action who are motivated to break the cycle by changing as to how they do things
She was always putting me first and foremost to my issues and wanted to help me improve.
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!
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!
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.
She is amazing
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
Stephanie has been wonderful so far. She is very timely and good at listening.
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.
This app is really convenient and a great value.
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!
Thank you for everything, Stephanie!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Very kind. Adaptive to my needs. Quick responder.
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.
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!
Stephanie is very understanding, open-minded, kind and responsive.
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!!
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.
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 !
Very caring, listens well, thoughtful with responses. Stephanie had been wonderful helping me through some tough situations.
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.
Stephanie is warm and caring. She listens and responds to my concerns each time I have contacted her.
Great feedback and much needed!
She provides good practical advice for parenting and other issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Stephanie has been great in helping me sort out my problems. She asks good questions that helped me get to my answers in myself.
Stephanie has been very helpful and understanding. I haven't felt this positive about myself in a long time.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.