Sherri is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources, majoring in Conservation & Resource Sciences. During the 1980’s-90’s Sherri worked in the environmental / social justice movement in the Bay Area as a Campaign Director.
Sherri’s interest in counseling psychology was peaked during the AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area during those years. Sherri was inspired to facilitate HIV+ groups supporting individuals receiving services from the AIDS Health Project in San Francisco from 1994-1998.
Meditation and a personal interest in eastern philosophy led Sherri to Colorado in 1998 to obtain her Master’s of Arts in Contemplative Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder. Sherri taught and went on to become Core Faculty and later Co-Chair of Naropa’s MACP department until 2008. Sherri was a Senior Clinician of the Windhorse model, serving individuals recovering from psychosis in home environments, in Boulder from 1999 until 2009. She taught the Windhorse model to hundreds of student therapists in training for close to 10 years. Sherri’s private psychotherapy practice, specializing in Multi-Cultural competency, along with her Windhorse work and faculty position made Sherri’s almost 15 years in Colorado rich and rewarding.
Sherri relocated to San Luis Obispo, California in 2011 to direct