Sherry brings a warm, caring, and fun presence to the therapy room. Her therapeutic approach is person-centered and attachment informed. She values her clients in all aspects of their humanity, while aiming to be open and authentic. She also strives to provide a safe and judgement-free environment, where children, teens, and their families can process all of life’s challenges. Sherry’s background in child development and education has helped her understand the importance of play, not just for children, but for people of all ages. Children especially benefit from play in a therapeutic setting because it allows them to express themselves creatively and invite others into their world. Sherry feels privileged to walk alongside children and teens as they navigate life, learn about their emotions, and try out new ways of coping, thinking, and behaving in a way that’s fun, supportive, and encouraging. She invites parents to play with their child in session, as she believes their interaction and collaboration is essential for the child’s healing. Sherry is a counseling intern working on her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She holds her bachelor’s degree in child and family development from Missouri State University. Sherry is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the National Education Association (NEA). Her experience teaching children in a variety of childcare settings is what led her to further her education in the field of mental health counseling.