Dr. John Sherk, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapy in Santa Barbara, California, 93111

Dr. John Sherk, PhD, LMFT

Dr. John Sherk, PhD, LMFT
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Dr. John Sherk, PhD, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 77634
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 20755
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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5266 Hollister Ave, Bldg B, Suite 215
Santa Barbara, California 93111
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Many people ask themselves: "Will my stress and anxiety ever stop?", "Why are my relationships so difficult?', "Will I ever feel truly happy?". Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have extensive experience helping people break free from destructive patterns and finding greater joy and satisfaction in their lives.

You can enjoy:
- Increased happiness and confidence.
- Greater closeness and intimacy in relationships
- Renewed energy and vitality
- Improved confidence and direction in life

Email or Call Dr. John Sherk, PhD, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20755

More Info About My Practice

Initial Consultation: I offer an in-person initial consultation that allows us to determine if we are good fit interpersonally, to assess your goals and hopes for entering counselling, and for me to give you an honest assessment of whether or not I think I may be of help. This meeting commonly lasts 20 minutes and is free of charge.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

While I work with a wide range of issues, my areas of specialization include:

- Relationship difficulties with family, friends and others
- Anxiety: both acute and generalized
- Managing major life transitions and making 'big' decisions
- Depressed, troubled or underachieving adolescents
- Understanding and learning from dreams

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

When we seek genuine understanding of our suffering we engage the powerful healing forces that live within each of us.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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