Sherry Sheffield

Director of Professional Development


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years’ experience in mental health care. I work with adult clients to identify their strengths and embrace their uniqueness. I knew at an early age I wanted to be a social worker assisting families in crisis. I have worked extensively with survivors of abuse, trauma, and addiction. I create a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients are free to tell their story.


Degree: PhD in Social Work
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington

Year Graduated: 2008

Degree: Master of Social Work
Institution: University of Texas at Arlington
Year Graduated: 1997



Tools and Techniques:

  • Interactive Tools such as apps, videos, articles, books, and products to engage clients.
  • I am a Trauma and EMDR trained therapist. 



  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)



  • Person-Centered
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Trauma Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Codependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault

Personal Statement

As a clinician I believe that genuine, positive regard for self and others is key to wellbeing. I encourage clients to embrace their truth and to view their lives through a lens of self-compassion. I work with clients who are struggling to navigate life due to various issues, past and present, such as trauma and life events. In therapy, I work collaboratively with the client to focus on the primary issues, identify their goals, and together we formulate a plan to achieve these goals.