Sherry Freeman, LMFT
Individuals · Couples · Families · Adolescents · Young Adults · Adults · Older Adults
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
License No: MFC 29967
About My Practice
I am a seasoned therapist with 22 years of experience. I work with people of all ages and from all walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are tired of being stuck and unhappy and are ready to enter into an honest exploration of themselves and their lives. Life is challenging, even in the best of circumstances, and loneliness and isolation can make it all worse. When you feel alone, it is hard to come out and be seen, hard to genuinely meet others and the world. I am interested in helping you connect with a more authentic part of yourself, so that contact with others is rich and your life's purpose becomes clear.
I also have a passion for helping parents. Raising children is one of the most important jobs in the world, and yet it is also a one of the most challenging. I can help you understand your child and your reactions to your child and come up with ways to engage that are aligned with your values.
In sessions, we will collaborate to find ways of exploring your concerns that feel right for you. Through carefully listening and responding, asking occasional questions, I will help you focus and deepen into the areas of yourself and your life that want attention. Having a consistent and attentive guide can help be a bridge for you, taking you from the lonely and dark places into more clarity and connection.
- Assisting people in recovering from anxiety, depression, feelings of loneliness, emptiness, and isolation, or an overall feeling of being "stuck" in their lives.
- Healing childhood and adult traumas such as incest, physical and emotional abuse, sudden losses, and domestic violence; working with concerns about trust and safety in intimate relationships.
- Helping women become empowered in their lives and relationships by healing of self-esteem, body image, and self-assertiveness.
- Supporting people through crisis and life transitions, career changes, and bereavement and loss.
- Conjoint therapy with adolescents and young adults and their parents.
- Working with students, artists, and professionals who want to enhance their creativity and self-expression; finding deeper meaning in one's emotional struggles by working with dreams, active imagination, and the creative process
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University West at San Francisco, 1989
Experience / Training:
17 years clinical experience; 3 years of study in Object Relations; 16 years of experience in Authentic Movement; trained in EMDR, domestic violence issues, dreamwork, and somatic psychology.
Professional Affiliations / Activities
- California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
- Authentic Movement peer group, 17-year membership