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 eighteen 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. I will partner with you as your're working through your grief. You will begin to understand your loss while healing, find new meaning in your life and eventually adapt and create a new identity without forgetting the one you dearly love.
Through listening well, offering compassion, support and education, it is my commitment to help my 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, it has been my experience that when there is a good relationship between a client and the therapist, and a commitment to regularly attend appointments, moods lift from depression, anxiety, fear and anger and all your relationships will improve as you learn. new ways of communicating. 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 about your ability to eventually find joy and meaning in your life.
I look forward to beginning this journey with you.