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Sheridan Henderson(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California
Arts-related career issues-Women's issues-LGBTQIA2S+ topics-Trauma-Depression-Anxiety-Couples-
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Professional statement

Sheridan Henderson is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist whose private practice is based in Beverly Hills, California. She offers both video and in-person sessions. Her clients range from ages 12 to 86. She sees individual clients and couples from diverse cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations, addressing issues around LGBTQIA2S+, arts-related careers, feminism, and generally navigating life with its concomitant anxieties, depression, trauma, and other challenges.

Sheridan is trained in a broad range of therapeutic modalities, including psychodynamic, Jungian, psychoanalytic, relational gestalt, existential, feminist, and somatic orientations. Sheri works with clients to address issues in the here-and-now that might be impacting their life satisfaction and joy.

This is Sheridan’s third career. Her undergraduate work included dual majors in modern dance and comparative literature. She enjoyed dancing professionally while she was young enough to do it and then equally enjoyed her 39 years in K-12 public education as teacher, coach, consultant, author (Holt, Rinehart, Winston), and administrator. Over time, she felt there were better ways to address the human issues that her students and their families were experiencing. This led her to return to school for a second Master’s degree:  Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. She is currently studying psychoanalytic theory and is planning to pursue analytic training.


Message to clients

"What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver's compelling question suggests that perhaps now is the time to give yourself the gift of being you--authentically and with joy. Perhaps you struggle with your relationships, your sense of purpose, your emotions, your family, your sexuality. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings, the history that produced them, and the changes you can make to feel more fully alive--to feel seen, to feel understood, to know that you are worthy of love and able to make deep connections with others.

I believe in your ability to grow, heal, change. I ask you to be real, and I am real in return. I talk truth. I listen. I cuss sometimes. I crack jokes. I have your back, even when I might need to say what you don't want to hear. I expect myself to show up, every time. When you show up too, we can link arms and go forward together into the adventure that is your life. It isn't easy work, but it is powerful and liberating. I love what I do, and I can't wait to meet you.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Private Practice
The Relational Center

Psychoanalytic Center of California, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program, 2022
Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA, Counseling Psychology/Depth Perspective, 2018
National University, MS, Educational Administration, 1996
California Institute of the Arts, BFA, Dance, 1978

Licensure

California: 113855

Languages

English

Specialties

Arts-related career issues - Working with artists and those in creative fields on topics pertaining to their career, ambition, and direction

Women's issues - Expertise in working with adult women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

LGBTQIA2S+ topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$190 (53min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $190
  • Initial session:$190 (53min)
  • Couples sessions:$190 (53min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I provide a Superbill for out-of-network client reimbursement.


Client testimonials

"Sheridan is compassionate, understanding, intelligent, friendly, and has already helped me discover patterns. She has given constructive feedback, so I can start changing what needs to change. She is the type of therapist you want in your corner to help navigate this world of ours."
- Zencare client March 2021
"Sheridan is very compassionate and makes you feel comfortable and in a safe place I highly recommend Sheridan if you are thinking about seeing a therapist"
- Zencare client January 2023