Sherrita Ried, LCMHC - North Carolina Therapist at Grow Therapy

Sherrita Ried

Sherrita Ried


6 years of experience
Solution oriented

Education and Credentials I began my academic journey in 2003, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 2018, I completed my Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Wake Forest University. This program is accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the nationally recognized agency for counseling graduate programs. Theoretical Orientation My counseling approach integrates principles from Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. In each session, I strive to create an environment characterized by unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness. I am dedicated to guiding clients through the exploration of their feelings and thoughts, and collaboratively developing solutions. Together, we will craft a plan that addresses your immediate needs and supports your long-term growth and well-being. Counseling Background My professional journey began in nursing, where I recognized a significant gap in holistic healthcare, particularly in mental health. This realization motivated my transition to counseling, where I aim to make a lasting impact on my clients’ lives. I bring over 12 years of experience and specialized training in various areas, including Grief and Loss Counseling, Trauma Counseling, Premarital Counseling, and Group Counseling. My background includes working with terminally ill patients, military members and their families, individuals with alternative sexual lifestyles, trauma survivors, and the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), enhancing my ability to support clients through trauma and other mental health challenges. By combining my diverse background and extensive training, I am committed to providing compassionate, effective, and personalized care to each of my clients.

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

In our first session, it’s all about getting to know each other. This is your opportunity to learn more about me, and for me to understand a little about you. Our conversation will be a two-way street, ensuring that you feel empowered to express yourself openly and ask any questions you may have. My goal is to help you develop a sense of comfort and trust from the very beginning. I understand that sharing personal details with someone new can be daunting. Rest assured, I respect the fact that you might not be ready to disclose everything right away. You will never be blindsided with difficult questions. Instead, we’ll take things at your pace, focusing on creating a safe and supportive environment where you can feel heard and understood. By the end of our session, my hope is that you will feel more at ease and confident in our therapeutic relationship, setting the foundation for meaningful and productive work together.

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

As a dedicated counseling professional, I strive to create an environment characterized by unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness. My greatest strengths lie in my ability to connect deeply with my clients, providing a safe and supportive space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and solutions. I guide you through this journey with compassion and respect, ensuring you feel heard and valued every step of the way. Together, we will work to develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs, focusing not just on immediate concerns but also on long-term growth and well-being. My approach is collaborative and empowering, encouraging you to take an active role in your healing process. With my support, you can expect to gain deeper insights into yourself, build resilience, and develop the tools necessary to navigate life’s challenges with confidence. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

About Sherrita Ried

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Free consults, virtual

My treatment methods

Person-centered (Rogerian)

Over the past six years of practice I have developed an approach to counseling is based upon Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical principles. During session, I strive to maintain an environment that contains unconditional positive regard, empathy and will be genuine. I guide clients through the process of exploring feeling, thoughts and solutions. I will work with you to develop a plan not just for the moment but to carry into the future.