ADDICTION / COMPLEX TRAUMA / CREATIVE ARTS / INTERFAITH MINISTER
I owe my life to Sheri Heller. Simple as that. I had to show up and put in the work, and it wasn’t easy - in fact it’s by far the hardest thing I have ever had to do - but I honestly have no idea where I would be today without Sheri. When I met Sheri 14 years ago I was completely disassociated. I wasn’t there. I had no feelings. I was dead inside. You see, I am a victim, actually I can say now that I truly am a survivor, of early childhood sexual abuse. Before meeting Sheri I had attempted suicide, I had substance abuse problems and sexual acting out, I had been arrested, I had lost relationships with friends and family, and I had completely isolated myself; at many times just hoping to die. But deep down inside me, somewhere that had not been accessed for a long time, maybe even forever, was the person I knew I could be- my true self - a smart, thoughtful, loving and caring human being. It took a long time to even scratch the surface of getting there, and it was never easy. But Sheri wouldn't let me coast through the motions like I had done so often in life. Not this time. She challenged me to look at myself and talk about things I had never dared to examine before. I learned to feel. I learned to move. I attended workshops and groups, and wrote letters and journals and did a whole bunch of things I never thought I’d do. Things I never thought would have an impact on me, but they did.I confronted My abuser. I have changed the dynamic of my relationships with my parents. I have found success in work and in love, and I am now a new father to an incredible little boy; a boy who will benefit from all the work I have done, all the work Sheri challenged and helped me to do. I still see Sheri every week but it’s much different now. I am fully present. I talk about my feelings and I often cry. We talk about how I can continue to grow into the person I want to be. To continue to improve myself. To seek to thrive, when at one time I barely sought to survive. My life has been impacted by Sheri Heller in a way that cannot be explained by words. The person I am now compared to the person I was 13 years ago speaks for itself, and for Sheri.
~ Michael T.
Sheri is brilliant, incisive, compassionate, direct, validating and empowering. My work with her has been the single most transformative experience of my life. When I first met Sheri, it was at a time in my life that I was reluctant to re-enter therapy, because I had simply never met a helpful therapist. At the end of our first session together, Sheri suggested that I consider whether I wanted to continue. I told her right then and there that I already knew that I wanted to; I had never felt so seen and heard. I feel very fortunate to be one of the people who gets to work with her.
Sheri is a profound therapist. She has the ability to connect with clients on a deep level, validating their experience with empathy and strength. Sheri is extremely intuitive, intelligent, and compassionate. Her knowledge of psychology and her ability to apply her knowledge to specific situations in your life, leave you feeling met, heard, and hopeful. Sheri is comforting and warm and at the same time she is direct and truthful. Sheri's honesty creates an environment where healing can take place and be nurtured. She helps you to unravel and reveal truths that can break old patterns and allow you to differentiate at your own pace. I will forever treasure the work that I did with Sheri when she was my therapist. My life has changed leaps and bounds since, and I attribute a great deal of my growth to the journey that we shared together. I highly recommend Sheri.
~ Colette K.
I have been a patient of Sheri's for the past decade, attending regular sessions as well as a group therapy program. In that time, my therapy with Sheri has given me the tools I need not to just survive, but to thrive. She is empathetic, kind, intelligent and competent - an all around exceptional therapist. She has been in the trenches for many years, working with people who have faced the worst of circumstances, and she bears our suffering admirably and in the process diminishes the potency of those experiences. Sheri also empowers us to help ourselves, frequently recommending books, movies, healers, and the like. To those out there in need of help, I hope you, too, find your way to Sheri.
Sheri has been immensely helpful! I absolutely would not be where I am today (happy and healthy!) without our work together. I have experienced immense growth and I am so grateful for Sheri's help in getting to this point.
~ Elise W.
My work with Sheri Heller, LCSW, spanned 7 years, and although I now live several thousand miles away, I still seek her guidance when I am in New York. Our time together was instrumental in my personal growth; it provided me with the courage to first identify and then actively pursue the values and goals that would ensure a path to a maximally meaningful and fulfilled life, from the most intimate relationships to my professional development.
~ Z. C.
I've worked with Sheri for over 10 years, in both individual and group settings and I have the ultimate respect for her wisdom, therapeutic skill, and interpersonal sensitivity. I can say I've evolved greatly as a person since we began our work together, and achieved many things that felt impossible when I began. She's great, related and sympathetic, works with all kinds of people, very open and generous of spirit, and also can be tough and a truth-teller! I feel lucky to have her as a resource and can't recommend her strongly enough
~ Steve R.
Sheri Heller is hands down the best therapist out there. With her razor sharp smarts, combined knowledge of various modalities, nurturing yet firm approach and the ability to leave no stone unturned...she empowers you to find your OWN answers hence uncovering your own personal truth which allows you to transcend your issues and live a free, full life. I have been seeing her for 15 years and wouldn't be who I am without her.
~ Jennifer R.
Sheri has changed my life. She has helped me to see things from a different perspective and to heal traumatic family wounds. Most importantly, she has helped me to forge a new path forward. A path filled with hope, confidence, strength and compassion
~ David D.
Sheri Heller LCSW, is a highly skilled mental health professional, whose help is invaluable. Her expertise and personalized service is the greatest gift in my life
~ Deb. K
Sheri is an outstanding and compassionate therapist! She is very real and honest, and is not afraid to speak her thoughts and offer new perspectives and ways of operation. I've been to several therapists in the past, but I've never met someone quite like Sheri- our work together was transformational! I know that my experience with Sheri has made some very important things in my life possible: relationships, affirming my true self, how to be a woman in this world and many other things. If you are prepared to do the work, and look at reality in the eyes, and go deep, work through the pain to find truth and transformation - I would recommend Sheri Heller.
~ Gil G.