Between stimulus and response there is a space.In that space is our power to choose our response.In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~ Viktor E. Frankl
As a former NYC based psychotherapist and now a Montreal based certified coach specializing in the treatment of complex trauma, narcissistic abuse, addictive disorders and self-actualization I give priority to cultivating life-affirming creative and spiritual pursuits that inform one's sense of pride and purpose, so that thriving can ensue.
Now residing in Montreal Canada, I offer therapeutic coaching informed by over three decades in the public and private mental health sectors of NYC. A psychoanalytic and behaviorally oriented knowledge base with (12-step) philosophy, coaching techniques, hypnosis, Gestalt techniques, Jungian psychology, and other diverse spiritual and creative vehicles inform my treatment orientation.
Likewise, my love of and involvement in the arts pre-disposes me to effectively process creative blocks and stagnation. It also lends itself to perceiving healing as a creative process which entails accessing the creative resources within all of us that inspire wholeness. This perspective led to my facilitating therapeutic theater. The Sistah Tribe Phoenix Project
Moreover, I am well versed in treating a subset of trauma/complex post-traumatic stress known as narcissistic abuse syndrome and am certified in Dr. Karyl McBride's five-step recovery model for treating adult children of narcissists.
When indicated, resources, such as bodywork, psychopharmacology, psychodrama groups, and workshops, are integrated into the treatment process. As an ordained interfaith minister, spiritual exploration can be incorporated into our work, if requested.
"The paradoxical journey of life contains both great joy and debilitating suffering. Recovery and growth involves sharing one's suffering and joy with a witness who can hold a sacred space with humanity and insight. This holding environment lends itself to stripping away illusions so as to unlock the truth, and to ultimately explore the questions concerned with larger meaning. Together we can enter those places most feared for the purpose of healing and actualization. This process of self-reclamation reveals it is our greatest pain that may contain a deeper purpose. We discover that this journey is designed to realize one's potentials; to know who we are and what we may be. We come to recognize that psychological growth and spiritual development are not dissimilar, but rather facets which constitute the whole of who we are."
"An important thing to know when entering LCSW, Rev. Sheri Heller’s comprehensive and analytically deep book, A Clinician’s Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving, is that this is not a self-help book; it does not prescribe a process for healing complex trauma, except to emphasize the necessity for professional, skillful, and compassionate clinical therapy. With that understood, this truly insightful and informative book – a collection of individual articles addressing specific forms of complex trauma and its consequences – does much more than just describe the often-debilitating symptoms presenting from a wide variety of personal and social traumas"
A Clinician's Journey from Complex Trauma to Thriving: Reflections on Abuse, C-PTSD and Reclamation is an anthology of articles by Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW. Written for survivors and clinicians this collection was inspired by Rev. Heller's unrelenting struggle with recovering from complex ptsd rooted in systemic and generational child abuse, and her commitment to devoting her life to helping others similarly afflicted. Spanning the trajectory from abuse, complex trauma, addictions, the relational quest, recovery and treatment, and ultimately thriving creatively and spiritually, this assortment of writings offers a comprehensive assessment of the healing process and the triumph of reclamation.
Review by Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite
Women on the Edge by Sheri Heller is a collection of short stories about five women whose lives are plagued by cruelty, deprivation, oppression and violence. Through inhabiting the raw, complex lives of these women we discover the absurdity, the tragedy and the resiliency of the human condition. We also come to recognize that what is often deemed 'madness' is a descent into darkness where unbearable truths are confronted.
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