HEATHER SHERWOOD THERAPY
I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE
Therapist note: I am now accepting clients in the state of California for telehealth and see clients in person in the San Diego area.
I always felt a little different growing up. My sensitivity to the emotional environment around me felt out of place as a child. I felt I was supposed to be care-free but often found myself overthinking, over-analyzing and in spirals of anxiety. I think this made me extra empathetic to those around me who were struggling inside but appeared fine on the outside. My junior year of college I saw a therapist for the very first time and it changed my life. Pursuing my mental health was one of the best decisions I made.
SERVICES I OFFER
Choosing to explore therapy for yourself can be both a courageous and overwhelming process. You may not be sure what to expect . In therapy, you can count on the fact that I value your unique experience and story. My aim as a therapist is to create an authentic and sacred space where you can express your raw emotions. My desire is to come alongside of you and empower you to face whatever it is that blocks you. I believe we are resilient enough to face our feelings, to change, to grow and to heal.
MENTAL HEALTH FOR TEENS + COLLEGE
I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and panic attacks. I also work with clients going through relational difficulties who are seeking to find clarity and compassion within themselves and others. I have a special place in my heart for those at the intersection of faith and mental health. I also love working with clients on boundaries, families of origin and adults of emotionally immature parents.
We all go through seasons where we could benefit from some extra support. Research shows that adolescents especially are prone to mood swings, depression and anxiety. Often when there is a big transition like a move, a new school, a loss in the family or divorce teenagers begin to struggle. I love working with teens and their families as they learn how to navigate some of the sharp turns and steeps climbs in life.
When life becomes stressful or we undergo something traumatic or we simply just feel our culture’s unrealistic pressure to bend our body into a certain shape, eating disorders can develop. National surveys estimate that 20 million women and 10 million men in America will have an eating disorder at some point in their life. While eating disorders are very serious mental and physical disorders there is hope for recovery.
- Sat, Mar 14Liberty Station NTC ParkMar 14, 2020, 9:00 AMLiberty Station NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USANational Eating Disorders Awareness Week is February 24th-March 1st this year. It is the largest and best-known eating disorder outreach effort in the country! This year’s theme is Come as You Are: Hindsight is 20/20. This year’s goal to reflect on the big steps you have taken in recovery.