My name is Sherry Farrell. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I received a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in Clinical Psychology. After graduation, I was immediately hired at an alternative school where I had interned my senior year. I worked with children ages 12-18 from a variety of cultural backgrounds and living situations. All of the children were placed there because they were unsuccessful in a traditional school environment and had behavioral or emotional challenges. Some of these included Conduct disorder, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Bipolar and Major Depressive Disorder and attachment issues. The majority lived in foster care or a single parent household. I learned a great deal from these amazing kids and was inspired to pursue and earn my Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco.
I have experience working with children of all ages and families in both a clinic and school based setting. I have dealt with issues such as social isolation, bullying, ADHD, depression, anxiety, suicide ideation and difficulties coping with family stress. I have helped families work through parenting issues, cope with the impact of physical or mental disabilities, navigate divorce and blend new families. I have also been successful helping young people deal with transitioning to college, work through relationship difficulties and process the impact of addiction, abuse, identity questions and mood disorders.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know every client I meet on a deep level. I value compassion, understanding, safety and empowerment. I believe therapy is a partnership where the client and therapist work together to explore what is causing stress, how to best address those stressors and come up with strategies that will lead to positive, enduring change. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Client Centered, Solution focused, Narrative, Motivational and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I also find art and play therapy to be an extremely useful tool with children.
Seeking therapy for yourself or your child can bring up feelings of fear and uncertainty. Once you make that first step, you are embarking on a journey that will allow us to work together to move from a place of stress and unhappiness to one of hope, relief and lasting change. 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
CA LMFT 37204
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sherry Farrell. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Sherry is just amazing. My daughter has sessions with her and I can already see the difference in her. She’s more outspoken and her demeanor is much brighter. Thank you!
Sherry is always a pleasure to chat with. I always leave our sessions feeling accomplished and relieved. I'm glad I found her!
Very happy so far
Love her and wish i didnt have to leave.
Love Sherry. I feel like she’s invested in my life and remembers key elements of what’s going on.
My sessions with Sherry thus far have been truly transformative. She has helped to guide me through the most tumultuous period in my entire life, and I am forever grateful for her.
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.
Sherry is the absolute best!
Sherry is incredibly accommodating, understanding, and focused! She addresses my biggest concerns, and makes sure she is providing me with information I specifically need. She’s a great listener and encourager, and I feel safe telling her what I need to.
Sherry has been a great listener. I feel understood and comfortable when speaking with her. She has given me strategies and personal goals to help me be the best version of myself.
Sherry has been great! She listens to what I say patiently. Provides great advice, check up on me when I needed help. Overall, being there for me when I needed someone. She encourages me to take the proper steps forward to heal myself. Thanks for all the help!
My first interaction with Sherry has been great and she is respectful and listens to me actively. I am enjoying my work with her and look forward to more work together.
Sherry has been great so far, really supportive!
I am very comfortable talking to her. I feel I can tell her anything and everything and she's not judgemental.