Sherry Thomas

Sherry Thomas

I am a psychodynamic, relational, and experiential therapist. I treat a range of problems: mood disorders, psychosis, and other forms of distress; I specialize in treatment of trauma. My work with clients is integrative, humanistic and client centered. I help clients uncover, understand, and metabolize their deeper motivations and emotions. As they become aware of their subconscious, they discover clarity and choice, and their lives begin to change.

I support clients with emotional regulation, interpersonal communication, and learning mindfulness. My work aims to nourish, support and ground through connection, compassion, and awareness.

I am a master's level Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington, LMHC #: LH61141780. I am also a certified Substance User Disorder Professional, SUDP #: CP60616352.


Like yours, my life is complex and always changing. I have worked in cafes, advertising, early childhood education, out-patient clinics, and public schools. I have experienced betrayal, violence, & loss of beloveds. I know how it is to fail. I know what addiction feels like. I am familiar with feeling alone in a crowd, scared in my own home; not having enough to get by.

I have also experienced deep love, connection, loyalty, joy, safety, success, and empowerment. I know recovery well and understand there are many ways to get there. When I am not working, I like to spend my time engaging with music, exercise, cooking, reading, family, writing, creating art, in meditation and study. I love drinking tea and an occasional coffee.


After completing my graduate program in psychology, specializing in counseling from the LIOS program at Saybrook University, I have been trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT+), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Lifespan Integration, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Mindfulness, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Gabor Maté’s Compassionate Inquiry, Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR), and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB).

I am an active member of the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. I have been engaging in mindfulness practice for over 18 years. Deepening my understanding of psychology is a never-ending journey, currently I am participating in a Buddhist Psychology Training with Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center: Scientific Intersections and Clinical Applications of Dharma.