“Hope is an orientation of the spirit, an orientation of the heart. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.”
It is our belief that individuals are unique, each having the power to enjoy a healthy, well-proportioned life; balanced in mind, body, and spirit. Sherrad Barton seeks to create a safe, supportive environment and work together with individuals on a variety of emotional and adjustment issues then tailor treatment approaches that best meet their needs/goals.
Through therapeutic conversations, clients are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of issues related to their concerns, identify changes or goals they want to work towards, explore options and resources to address their concerns, learn and implement helpful strategies and skills, and make lasting improvements.
You will be treated as the unique individual that you are with your own issues, strengths, resources, and spirit. You will be provided an environment to safely explore your innermost thoughts, feelings, and concerns in order to gain a greater understanding of your circumstances and develop more effective ways of dealing with those circumstances.
Sherrad Barton has considerable success in working with people who are not too comfortable coming to psychotherapy and/or discussing the difficulties and challenges they are experiencing. She provides comprehensive psycho-education for couples and families coping with addiction and/or trauma.
My passion is working with and empowering people to effect realistic healthy change, learn and grow through the symptoms that are challenging them to achieve balance in their lives. My psychological orientation is drawn from a number of mind and body theories and my twenty three years of experience. My perspective is that I meet people, families, institutions and communities where and as they are. I believe the therapeutic relationship is paramount to the process – many healing moments happen in the professional therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Boston University. My early years as a clinical social worker were dedicated to working with individuals and families struggling with addictions. Later I was exposed to psychological trauma and how it is intertwined with almost all addictions – with the compulsive behavior being a self medication of sorts to manage trauma symptoms and/or trauma as a result of and/or related to the culture of the compulsivity behaviors.
MSW Clinical – 1993 (Boston University)
BS Social Work – 1992 (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)