With empathy, Dr. Clark collaboratively works with her client’s individual needs to provide hope through transformation. She understands that life presents unique circumstances and dilemmas and is able to offer a tailored approach for each individual’s needs. Dr. Clark is also one of a few Psychologists in Phoenix who offer Animal-Assisted Therapy when desired.
With respect to couples counseling, Dr. Clark completed additional training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is a structured approach to couples therapy. Dr. Clark considers the relationship her “client” and helps couples navigate the difficult terrain of the “negative cycle” in which they routinely find themselves struggling. Sessions are used to better understand their individual parts of the negative cycle that are persistent and predictable. Much of EFT therapy is geared towards identifying a couples’ negative cycle, understanding and exploring it from an Attachment Theory perspective, as well as, generating compassion for each partner given their childhood, culture and interaction-norms of their Family-of-Origin. Identifying and building compassion for how one’s partner views the world, the relationship and the predictable manner in which they respond to their partner’s behaviors are all part of “disentangling” the issues that recur within the relationship. You may read more about the EFT approach for couples therapy here: What is EFT?
With respect to her work with Anxiety and Trauma, Dr. Clark completed the lengthy requirements for the Basic Training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is in the process of obtaining Certification in EMDR through EMDRIA. You may read more about EMDR treatment here: emdria.site-ym.com
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In her private time, Sheri enjoys cooking for friends and family, gardening, landscaping, hiking, and is a voracious listener to audiobooks and music. Her wife Laura and loyal canine companions Ridley and Emerson are often by her side in her travels and many adventures.
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