“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
~ Oprah Winfrey
Sherry L. Smith, LMFT, CDC®, CPTT-C
Marriage and Family Therapist | CDC Certified Divorce Coach® | Certified Partner Trauma Therapist- Candidate
I am often asked why I choose to do this work. Specifically, working with clients who are dealing with divorce. For me it is a calling.
Through my own experience as a child of divorce and, later, my own divorce, I have a strong belief that the narrative around divorce needs to change. My belief is that when a marriage ends it does not mean the family ends. It just means the family takes on a different form. Sometimes new members join the family, sometimes not.
Through my specialized training in relationships, I am here to help you achieve a kinder, gentler and more compassionate child-centered divorce that minimizes trauma to the family system. My training includes:
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
- CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
- Discernment Counseling for couples with divorce ambivalence
- Training in Collaborative Divorce through the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
- Certified Partner Trauma Therapist- Candidate (CPTT-C)
As you move through your journey of divorce, I can help you manage your relationships with your former spouse and your children as well as help you maintain healthy boundaries with friends and family members. I can also help you manage the trauma and emotions of divorce so you are able to make sound, informed decisions during the business of divorce.