Sherry Thomas

MA, LMHCA, SUDP

Sherry Thomas

MA, LMHCA, SUDP

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Drug and Alcohol Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Leah Gardner MS, LMHC #LH00005800
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate - MC60881858
Secondary Credential: Substance Use Disorder Professional Certification - CP60616352
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fee is $115 for each 50 minute session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to see if we're a good fit.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Seattle, Washington 98103

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My Approach to Helping

I am a psychodynamic, relational, and experiential therapist. I treat a range of problems: mood disorders, psychosis, trauma and other forms of distress. My work with clients is integrative, humanistic and client centered. I help clients uncover, understand, and metabolize their deeper motivations and emotions. As they become aware of their subconscious, they discover clarity and choice, and their lives begin to change.

I support clients with emotional regulation, interpersonal communication, and learning mindfulness. My work aims to nourish, support and ground through connection, compassion, and awareness.

More Info About My Practice

Sometimes experiences or sensations in the present moment touch and awaken unresolved experiences from our past, without our awareness of what happened; it is all unconscious. This can result in any number of confusing and distressing situations, from anxiety, panic, & dissociation to irritability, feelings of overwhelm or sadness. In my practice, I work with clients to uncover and resolve experiences from the past so they no longer creep into the present and lead them to defend against situations that are no longer relevant. As the unconscious becomes conscious, change becomes possible.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I see psychotherapy as an opportunity to have a new experience in relationship. So many times, we seek help from others and end up having our experience minimized, are told to just let go, or otherwise experience being unseen and not heard. In therapy, there is room to unpack your experience, honor it, and come to understand it in a deeper way that allows healing. There is nothing to distract and no need to turn away. The therapeutic relationship is safe, secure and confidential which allows for something different to happen; you get to see yourself in a new light.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children (6+), adolescents, adults, elders

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Hakomi
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Lifespan Integration (LI)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Time Line Therapy
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