Welcome and thank you for visiting my website. My name is Sherry Warschaw and I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Encino, California for over eightee years. I help individuals cope with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, poor self esteem, womens issues, pain management, chronic and life threatening illnessess; couples with pre-marital and marital issues and divorce; and families with parenting and step-parenting concerns.
Many of my own life-changing experiences have led me to a specialty in Bereavement Counseling. In 2003 I became a Certified Bereavement Counselor in which I partner with my clients to work through their process of grieving. With time, support and education, they begin to understand their loss, heal, find new meaning and eventually adapt to a new life and identity, without forgetting their losses.
Through listening well, offering compassion, support and education, it is my commitment to help you understand and accept the powerful emotions you are feeling and learn new ways of coping. You will be encouraged to restore healthful living habits such as setting a regular schedule for going to sleep and getting rest, make healthful food choices per your doctor and/or nutritionist, attend scheduled medical appointments and maintain and create a support system outside of therapy.
Although I cannot make any promises about the effectiveness of psychotherapy, there are well-designed studies that document such benefits as a person's moods lifting from depression, fear, anger, anxiety and improved relationships. In therapy you will have an opportunity to talk things out fully and receive help in understanding what is holding you back from moving forward in your life. I am always hopeful about the healing process and will enter our relationship with optimism and comittment about your ability to eventually find joy and meaning in your life.
I look forward to hearing from you,