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Shari M. Purry, LPC-S

Shari M. Purry, LPC-S


20 years of experience

Hello, I am Shari. Are you looking for someone you can feel safe to address your needs and not feel judged? Are you looking for someone authentic and supportive? Are you having difficulty finding someone who will be honest and direct? I work well with anyone who is motivated to start addressing their concerns right away. I believe finding the right therapist can be challenging, but it should not be a barrier to getting help. Finding a therapist should feel comfortable and natural. I am told I have a way of helping people feel as if they have known me before. I like to get an understanding of the source of your problem. Then together we explore how the source influences your thinking. People live life through their experiences which do not always serve us very well in today's time. I also believe in working from a holistic approach. Did you know our daily routines can prolong your recovery or cause mental instability? I have experienced being in a therapeutic relationship and believe in normalizing the need to get help in this way.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

After our first session, we will begin to build rapport and attempt to identify your goals. I will help create a safe space for us to work together. I encourage clients to learn steps to take that work for them. Therapy in many cases helps set the foundation for you to learn interventions so you do not have to feel dependent on your therapist every time. The goal is for us to get to a place where you reach out for maintenance just as you would get a tune-up or oil change on your car. Reach out to me and see if we are a good fit for each other!

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family/Marital Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Supportive Therapy

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Shari has experience working with victims of domestic violence and mental health issues such as depression and personality disorders. Experience providing individual, couple, group, and family therapy, aimed at improving interpersonal relationships. Shari has facilitated relapse prevention and parenting groups. She has excellent outcomes of parents regaining custody of their children. My experience in building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients helps them feel safe and heard.

About Shari M. Purry, LPC-S