Sherrie T. Waller, LMSW, is a practicing psychotherapist, specializing in trauma. Sherrie’s experience in community-based settings with patients facing homelessness, incarceration and addiction, has made her uniquely aware of the intersection and impact of systemic structures on mental health and well-being.
Sherrie has completed the Integrated Trauma Training Program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. In her approach to psychotherapy, she takes a trauma-informed, integrative approach, combining critical therapy theory with different modalities such as: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her work is guided by social justice, and empowerment frameworks, recognizing that individual behavior and experiences cannot be understood without taking into account the larger contexts in which an individual is situated.
Deeply committed to the creating opportunities for healing and change, Sherrie is also the Director of the Women’s Justice Program at Providence House, an organization that provides transitional and permanent housing to trans and cisgender women and children who are experiencing homelessness and have been impacted by the criminal justice system. Sherrie received her Master’s Degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Urban Planning (MSUP) from Columbia University.