Sheri Leasure LCSW

Sheri Leasure is a Staff Therapist at Village Counseling Center and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Aurora University and also has a Master’s in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. Sheri served in eastern Africa for a few years before transitioning from a teaching career to being a therapist. Sheri has several years of experience working in a community mental health agency where she served a wide diversity of individual clients and co-facilitated trauma and DBT groups.

Sheri’s therapy style is deeply Person-Centered, starting where the client needs to start and helping clients to move forward at a pace with which they are comfortable. She also has experience treating clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, women’s issues, PTSD, family of origin issues and the effects of sexual abuse. She is uniquely equipped to work with missionaries and others who work in ministry and who may be suffering from burn out, spiritual struggles or career/vocation changes. Sheri utilizes an eclectic blend of therapeutic interventions derived from CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems and Mindfulness so that she can tailor each session to the unique needs of the individual client.

My job is: 
To accompany and encourage clients on their journey towards healing and wholeness.
The challenges of my job are: 
Helping clients identify their intrinsic strengths and marshal those strengths to address ares where they wish to grow.
My job is extraordinary because: 
I meet people in some of their most vulnerable moments and have the joy of watching them discover how vulnerability can be the source of connection and healing.
I’m extraordinary because: 
I am able to create a gentle, non-judgmental space in which clients can explore even their most sensitive and painful issues.
I help to bring new hope to people by: 
Helping them realize that they are not alone and that with the right support they can learn to identify their needs, confront their fears and build the skills they need for the life they want.
I bring hope to my community by: 
Serving at my church and finding small ways to add kindness to the world.
One extraordinary little known fact about me is: 
I love youth fiction, and my favorite book is The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi.
Village Counseling Center is an extraordinary place to work because: 
it comprises a team of therapists and staff who genuinely care about hurting people and work hard to help them heal.
What I’d say to a therapist considering joining our extraordinary team is: 
Apply! You will have the chance to meet some wonderful clinicians who sincerely value their clients and strive to keep building their clinical skills to enhance the client experience.
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