I am the Clinical Director at Waking Life Counseling as well as a clinician.
I earned my Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Regis University with a focus on working with children and adolescents. The program at Regis is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a Certified Child & Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP). My experience involves working with children and families in both clinical mental health and in-home settings. I have completed advanced training and clinical practice in play therapy, sand tray therapy and child/parent relational therapy.
Much of my experience has been supporting children and teens in navigating emotional and behavioral issues such as anxiety, bullying, depression and low self-esteem. A passion of mine is studying Attachment Theory and working to foster healthy relationships between children and their parents or guardians. An intersecting interest of mine is childhood trauma which has guided my studies and experience working with children and teens who have experienced a variety of traumatic events in their lives, whether that traumatic event occurred recently or in their early years. My studies and experience is rooted in evidenced-based practices designed to cultivate positive change and empowerment through the therapeutic process.
Working from a Client Centered approach, I am committed to creating a non-judgmental, emotionally supportive therapeutic environment for my clients. With support, trust and a positive client/therapist relationship, my goal is to help my client's recognize and value their own uniqueness. This approach fosters a learning environment where expressive freedom and increased emotional and behavioral self-regulation can begin.
Here at Waking Life Counseling, I am committed to providing a safe place for my clients to make positive changes in their lives through growth, healing and empowerment. My mission is to help children and their families improve their quality of life and navigate the issues they are struggling with. Throughout the therapeutic process, I work collaboratively with parents in providing education and empowerment. I feel it is essential to help parents see themselves as partners in helping their child succeed.
I’m Sherry, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado, with nearly 10 years of experience working with children and families as a therapist. I have worked with adults and children in outpatient settings, psychiatric crisis, and in school systems with grades K-12 (sometimes younger!), addressing a wide range of presenting concerns, including trauma, anxiety, parenting challenges, family conflict, attachment/relationship difficulties, ADHD, depression, and more.
I believe that cultivating secure relationships and establishing safe environments are fundamentally essential to healthy growth. Using play therapy, family therapy, EMDR Therapy, and Brainspotting, I specialize in healing attachment challenges and resolving trauma. The unique approach I use with each client is determined by what seems to be the best fit for each individuals experience and comfort level, as everyone's needs are different! Primarily, I seek to provide a safe and accepting therapeutic environment, and am dedicated to building a strong, authentic relationship with each of the families I work with.
*Sherry is an Independent Contractor at Waking Life Counseling, LLC. Sherry is not currently taking new clients.
The Department of Regulatory Agencies is the relevant licensing board
for a LPC license in the state of Colorado
Links to professional certification boards can be found here.
Association for Play Therapy
National Board for Certified Counselors
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