About my Work and Experience
Lucy Sherman, MS, NCC, CRC, LPC Intern, EMDR Therapist
I am honored to collaborate together and form a relationship where you can feel comfortable, seen and heard while sharing the parts of you that have been hidden, dismissed or overlooked.
I love to bring creativity into sessions in a way that feels inviting to you. We have the opportunity to explore through art, writing and metaphors to tap into the incredible resources you already have. I also draw from mindfulness to deepen further body/mind connection and am trained in Somatic Attachment-Focused EMDR if you are interested in processing in that way.
When I am not working with my wonderful clients, I enjoy painting and crafting, connecting with close friends, listening to live music and being in nature.
Education & Training
I have a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Portland State University, a dual-track program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. As a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), I have specific education, training, and experience in adjustment to disability and chronic illness.
In addition to being a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC, I am an EMDR therapist and have received my training in Somatic Attachment EMDR therapy from the Personal Transformations Institute.
Prior to opening my private practice, I worked with adults, adolescents, and children at the Domestic Violence Resource Center providing individual and group counseling to survivors of domestic violence.
While in my graduate program I offered counseling to clients at the PSU Community Counseling Clinic as well as worked as a Personal Support Worker with a six-year-old who is a non-traditional communicator. Our relationship relied on how I could read her non-verbal signals to communicate needs. This experience helped me to become attuned to verbal and non-verbal communication within the counseling room as well.
Before entering into graduate school I worked at Trillium Family Services in a psychiatric day treatment program classroom, providing emotional support, validation, and coping skills to a milieu of 13-15-year-olds who had experienced trauma. I had and have so much appreciation for these teen's creativity, resilience, and self-awareness and loved helping them learn more about navigating relationships with themselves and others in a healthy way no matter what they had been through.
I’m a Registered LPC Intern (#R5893) with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. This means I’m working toward hours to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
My Practice is Supervised by Kerri Anderson-Linde MS, LPC who has her own private practice and also teaches classes in a counseling program. I am happy to share more about what the supervision process looks like if you have any questions.
Providing support in these areas:
- Self Esteem
- Adjustment to Disability and chronic illness
- Life Transitions
- Emotional abuse
- Chronic Pain
- Complex PTSD
- negative self talk
- Relationship Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- women's issues