Sherry Farrell

LMFT

About Me

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


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 37204


Reviews

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.

Written by P.E. on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 1 month

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!

Written by A.L. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Sherry is always a pleasure to chat with. I always leave our sessions feeling accomplished and relieved. I'm glad I found her!

Written by R.U. on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Very happy so far

Written by A.M. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Love her and wish i didnt have to leave.

Written by M.E. on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Love Sherry. I feel like she’s invested in my life and remembers key elements of what’s going on.

Written by M.I. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by M.I. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Sherry for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My time with Sherry has been incredibly valuable to me. I truly look forward to our sessions.

Written by A.L. on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Sherry is the absolute best!

Written by A.L. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by A.R. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.U. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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!

Written by M.O. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 3 weeks

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.

Written by S.H. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks

Sherry has been great so far, really supportive!

Written by S.H. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Sherry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I am very comfortable talking to her. I feel I can tell her anything and everything and she's not judgemental.

Work with me!