Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW is a New York State licensed clinical social worker, addiction specialist, Ericksonian hypnotist, and interfaith minister, and is a seasoned psychodynamic therapist presenting with 30 years clinical and supervisory experience in the addiction and mental health fields. Sheri holds degrees and certifications from Hunter College, New York University, The N.Y. Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, and OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary.
Rev. Heller’s areas of expertise pertain to the comprehensive treatment of addictive disorders and complex PTSD, primarily rooted in child abuse and neglect and sexual abuse. She also specializes in women's issues and tapping into creative expression, and treats sundry diagnostic categories, such as character disorders, depression, and anxiety disorders. Sheri's treatment approach is both traditional and holistic as she incorporates a psychoanalytic and behaviorally oriented knowledge base with (12-step) philosophy, hypnosis, Gestalt techniques, Jungian psychology, and other diverse spiritual and creative vehicles.
Sheri is also the creator of a therapeutic theater project designed to inspire and encourage healing for at-risk underserved women and girls plagued by histories of childhood trauma, neglect and abuse. The Sistah Tribe Phoenix Project
Additionally, Sheri is a free-lance writer, a travel enthusiast, nature lover, and perennial seeker, with an appreciation for the absurd. The arts in every medium, nourish her being.
An Orphan’s Memorial to Her Dying Mother // Full Interview & Animated film short @ OC87 Recovery Diaries
I believe intrinsic change and healing is contingent on the individual’s commitment to truth and the courage to uphold one’s truth at all cost. The symptoms or illnesses one presents with are often metaphorical displays of the concealed or repressed ‘Self’ which seeks expression. Accordingly, the patient’s challenge is to reveal the ‘truths’ behind the symptoms or illness and to thereby experience the entire range of emotions inherent in reclaiming oneself.
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