Sheryl Winkler


About Me

I believe that each person is on a unique journey. Each person has their own story and when life becomes overwhelming we loose sight of our path on that journey. Therapy is a collaborative effort - it is the persons' journey and the therapist is a guide. Each person has the ability to find their way within their environment to be the best they want to be. Being "stuck" or "unsure" of your path can be the catalyst to making changes that you have been afraid to make.

The above holds for teens as well. I have worked in the school system; foster care group homes, a mental health facility and in private practice. I learned that no matter what age those teen years the require; respect, honesty, collaboration w/parents/caregiver(s) and feeling heard by the therapist. My approach is three prong: teen - parents/caregiver and therapist. Using real world situations based on what has already been experienced by the teen, brings more understanding and allows the teen to learn critical thinking skills at a time of life when most decisions are based in "feelings" rather than thought. I enjoy working with the teens and parents/caregivers. Using a sense of humor, metaphors, knowledge, experience and realizing that it is critical for all parties to have a say in the nature of the treatment plan allows the journey to unfold successfully for the teen.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #0904008059 (Expires: 2023-06-30)

LISW #14289 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sheryl Winkler. 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 S.A. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Sheryl for 2 weeks

Sheryl has been very attentive and responsive to any messages I have sent her. She engages in a fashion that I feel very comfortable talking to her about the concerns I have for my son.

Written by K.I. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Sheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Sheryl is intelligent, experienced and really gets me! I love her approach, her questions and her insight! She is a breath of fresh air! Exactly what I was hoping for and more!

Written by T.I. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Sheryl for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Sheryl Winkler is a great example of an outstanding therapist. Her counseling style includes helping you identify the root of the problems you face and guiding you to find realistic solutions so that you can live with contentment. She responds to messages in a timely manner and provides resources to aid in the journey of understanding your emotions and processing them in a healthy manner. She has never rushed any of our meetings and still finds a way to provide a plethora of information in what feels like the perfect amount of time. It’s clear that her experience has taught her a lot, and I am grateful to have been paired with her.

Work with me!