Sherri Sawyer is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) who is trained in play therapy, sand tray therapy, and EMDR. She is currently working towards her certification to become a Registered Play Therapist. Sherri values the importance of empowerment and strengths-based counseling in helping clients improve their mental health.
Sherri specializes in utilizing a multi-faceted approach to treating clients, including EMDR, Sandtray, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and relational techniques with children, teens, and adults suffering from trauma, domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood sexual trauma, depression, and anxiety. She believes in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship and provides empathy and non-judgment to each client’s unique situation. Sherri has a passion for working with special needs children, LGBTQ+ individuals, and those struggling with peripartum/postpartum mental health concerns. Additionally, she incorporates the entire family in the healing process when working with children, ensuring that parents receive appropriate education, resources, and referrals.
Sherri graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008, and she received her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2020 from Sam Houston State University. Sherri’s rich experience in the service industry and being a stay-at-home mom before obtaining a master’s degree has served her well in relating to diverse populations. She has professional experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse in nonprofit organizations and has both professional and personal experience helping children on the spectrum. Sherri is an advocate and ally and understands the importance of multicultural concerns, developmental issues, and trauma histories.
In my free time, I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy, video games, reading, traveling, and hanging out with my family. I enthusiastically entertain myself with anything Marvel and love gushing over cute cat videos.
Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (LPC-I), Supervised by Evelyne Fitzgerald, LPC-S, RPT-S
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Additional training in EMDR and Play Therapy
Sam Houston State University Certificate in Play Therapy
Trained in Sand Tray Therapy
Trained in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT} Online Training, Web 2.0
Domestic Violence Certificate
Sexual Assault Training Certificate
Professional Activities and Memberships
Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Texas Association for Play Therapy (TAPT)
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society