My name is Sherry Farrell. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I earned a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in Clinical Psychology and went on to earn a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. My story is unique in that I worked in the field of psychology for roughly 5 years and then turned to teaching young people while raising my own children. This allowed me to gain a broad understanding of how children and families operate in a clinical, educational and social setting. I am now prepared to take this knowledge and apply it once again toward my work with clients.
I worked in a clinical setting with a variety of families and couples dealing with issues such as addiction, mood disorders, parenting challenges, infidelity, divorce and blending families. I have witnessed how parenting children can be a source of great joy for a couple but also a cause for conflict that might not otherwise exist. Instead of bringing them closer, it pulls them apart. I have also helped couples navigate the stress of disabilities. Illness, caring for aging parents and accommodating adult children returning home.
I thoroughly enjoy meeting couples and learning about their journey and what ultimately led them to couples counseling. I value a relationship built on respect, compassion, understanding, safety and empowerment. I believe it is absolutely imperative that the therapist remain neutral and allow each person to have the space to express and process their feelings safely. I enjoy working as a team to tackle difficult, uncomfortable issues in order to find a way back to the love and excitement that bonded this couple in the beginning.
I know that seeking couples counseling can bring up feelings of fear, uncertainty, failure and anxiety for the future. I am hoping that once we commit to this journey together, we can find ways to work through the pain and unhappiness and move toward a place of hope, renewal, relief and joy. I can't wait to get started!
Years of clinical experience: 5
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #37204 (Expires: 2024-02-29)
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Sherry is an amazing therapist and human being. She really took the time to build a relationship with us, understand us, and has seen us through our good and bad times - always with such calm and professionalism. She also somehow remembers things from months and months ago and I seriously don’t know how. Highly recommend her.
My time with Sherry has been incredibly valuable to me. I truly look forward to our sessions.