So often we all find ourselves repeating patterns and stumbling blocks that keep us from living the life we envision and desire. It is not easy to figure out what is “going on” that keeps these patterns alive despite our efforts to change. Many people choose to see a therapist to help identify how these roadblocks have emerged and how to release them in a way that can invigorate and transform our ways of being.
Thomas Sherry LCSW and Anne Sherry, LCMCH have focused their professional lives practicing and studying ways to help people release the burdens of past, improve communication, and manage relationships in fulfilling ways. We have been trained in a model of therapy called Internal Family Systems (IFS) that helps individuals identify and use inner strengths and resources to heal the parts of us that remain challenged, confused and hurt. Vitality is restored and inspiration, passion and purpose guide our life's journey.
ANNE SHERRY, LCMHC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified IFS Therapist. My practice is body centered psychotherapy which uses a therapeutic approach that integrates a client's physical body into the therapy process. This is a process that recognizes the intimate relationship between the human body and the psychological well-being of a person.
I work in a relational manner and view the client as the “co-therapist” in the room creating an empowered dynamic whereby clients are uncovering new insights and practicing skills between sessions, often having surprising new responses to situations that have been lifelong habitual patterns.
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy offers a clear, non-pathologizing, and empowering method of understanding human problems, as well as an innovative and enriching philosophy of practice that invites both therapist and client to enter into a transformational relationship in which healing can occur. www.ifs-institute.com
Fees $150 - 50 min session / Private Pay / Online Sessions Available
THOMAS SHERRY, LCSW
My entire career has been focused on children and families. After college I taught 7th grade in an impoverished rural community in Eastern North Carolina and then pursed my masters in social work. I’ve worked with adolescents, families, schools, and adults as a therapist and consultant since 2001. With a playful approach, I use Internal Family Systems as my primary therapeutic modality along with role definition, mindfulness, and CBT to address developmental roadblocks and improve communication between adolescents, adults, and families.
Life without struggle would be pretty boring. Parenting without challenges would not be rewarding.
My current practice focuses primarily on parents. It is good to remember we grow and change alongside our children. They push our limits us as much as we challenge theirs. Too often we address children’s developmental struggles and ignore the equally important developmental challenges of parents. Instead of focusing on the child and gathering perspective from parents, I now meet primarily with parents and gather information from children. Parents can feel powerless, but they are not. Even when your child is “ignoring” you, they are watching you.
I help parents witness the dynamic between their fears and those of their children and adjust parenting strategies to address engage them in a more productive way. We all want to do what is best for our children. Often what best for them is often what is best for us.
Tom has been working with adolescents, adult, and families since 1990.
Fee $150 - 50 minutes / BCBS and Medcost Accepted / Private Pay
ASHEVILLE FAMILY SYSTEMS
30 Hendersonville Road, Suite 7
828-545-1358 - Anne Sherry
828-225-3770 - Tom Sherry
HELD, NOT HEALED
Stop trying to heal yourself, fix yourself,
even awaken yourself.
Stop trying to Fast-Forward the movie of your life.
Let go of 'letting go'.
Healing is not a destination.
Your pain, your sorrow, your doubts, your longings,
your fearful thoughts: they are not mistakes,
and they are not asking to be 'healed'.
They are asking to be held. Here, now, lightly,
in the loving, healing arms of present awareness…