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Sherri Gerard, LCSW

Sherri Gerard, LCSW

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As a warm, empathic, and compassionate person, I believe in collaborating with you and adapting my approach to your unique needs.

My Therapy Style

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping adults navigate the challenges of relationships, family dynamics, and life transitions. I have significant experience working with older adults and veterans. As a warm, empathic, and compassionate person, I believe in collaborating with you and adapting my approach to your unique needs. I can ensure that my clients feel heard, respected, and validated throughout our time together.

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois

MSW - Social Work, UCLA

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

My own experience with therapy was transformative and led me to pursue a career in mental health. I have always been passionate about helping people and supporting them in the challenges that life can bring. I particularly enjoy connecting people to resources and encouraging them in their personal growth.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love ocean swimming, outdoor activities, reading, watching movies, puzzles, and spending time with my husband and adult sons.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Move my body, go for a walk, a swim, a bike ride, lift weights, or Hatha yoga.

What book have you read more than once?

Healing the Child Within by Charles L. Whitfield. I read it when I first entered therapy and it is still so helpful. I learned about childhood wounding and my “true self” vs. my “false self”.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Feed My Starving Children! Volunteers (individuals, groups, families) get together and pack special ingredient meals into boxes that are sent all over the world to feed children who are suffering from malnutrition.

How do you recharge?

Each morning, I grab a cup of coffee, sit in my favorite chair, and listen to my morning meditation on my headphones. I really enjoy getting up while it's still dark and watching the sunrise.

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have one cat, a feisty little boy named Demetrius who loves to lay happily in your lap. When he was little he would eat so fast, and then spew, I had to get special “feeding mats” to slow him down!