"Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts."
- Arnold Bennett
Mood Disorders and Trauma
Mood disorders can be caused by factors including environmental, psychological, and biological. It can cause both physical and mental distress leading to disruption of daily functioning. Let me help you address these concerns and restore your life functioning.
Trauma can occur throughout the life span and the negative impact of trauma can lead to unhealthy ways of coping. With me you can learn about your triggers and find alternative ways to process and regulate your symptoms.
Individuals who struggle with personality disorders have difficulties relating to people and situations. There are many types of personality disorders and they usually start in teen to early adulthood. Unhealthy thinking and behavior may cause significant limitations in someone's life. Alongside Sherry, you can learn about your moods and behaviors, learn to cope with symptoms, and reduce behaviors that may interfere with functioning and relationships.
Life as we know it...
We all go through transitions in different stages of our lives, some are tougher than others, making it overwhelming and confusing. I can assist you in problem solving difficult decisions, balancing work and home life, and cope with other life stressors.
Chronic Illness and aging
Chronic illnesses/pain can sometimes feel out of control. It not only affects the person who is ill but their caregivers as well. Sherry can help you and/or your caregivers find balance and relief. Sherry uses skills from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to walk you through these difficult changes .
Aging is part of life; however, it can come with distress due to illness, lack of physical mobility, and social functioning. I can walk you and/or your family through how to make this transition easier.
Perinatal Mental Health
"Postpartum depression" is often the phrase you hear regarding mental health of new parents. However, perinatal mental health include individuals experiencing loss and grief from miscarriage, adoption, stillborn, birth complications, and so much more. It not only examines depression but anxiety, OCD, psychosis, Bipolar, and PTSD both during and after. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders can happen to anyone, but there is well researched treatment options out there. I am certified in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International (PSI) and I can help.
Due to stigma and discrimination, the LGBTQIA+ community are at risk for increased mental health concerns. I am LGBTQIA+ inclusive and provides a supportive environment to explore common challenges. With me, you are safe to discuss any questions and concerns regarding gender identity, sexual orientation, transition, and non-traditional relationship dynamics.
Military and Veterans
Military members both men and women express higher levels of stress in their military life and family life. These stressors and the constant demands can lead to feeling overwhelmed, depression, and anxiety. Military families are faced with number of challenges including the ups and downs of deployment and moving.
Trauma and stress related disorders and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can begin when individuals are still on active duty; however, these traumas are often carried over after military service. Veterans encounter challenges with transition into civilian life, combat and non-combat related trauma, survivor's guilt, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and family conflicts among other issues.
First Responders serve an important role in protecting our citizens. They are constantly responding to crisis and experiencing high levels of stress with very little time to decompress and process. These repeated exposure to trauma and disaster can lead to increased stressed response.
As a veteran, I have a comprehensive understanding of life in the military. I want to continue to give back and help you and your family thrive.