Sherie  Dechter
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Sherie Dechter


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online

I offer the flexibility of having sessions online. Schedule an opportunity to take a breath and reset your day. It's amazing what a little "me" time will do.

Updated March 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Sherie Dechter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, California. Sherie has successfully worked with adults and couples to help them to recognize and navigate the many challenges that can impede happiness. There are many reasons why therapy is an important step in anyone’s life journey. Sherie is passionate about getting to the core of the issue to bring a better understanding of the problem and practice positive coping skills.

Sherie has been trained in tools for resolving trauma, and relationship issues, and creating a new and healthy perspective. She also has supported clients to overcome anxiety, depression, and grief. Sherie provides an open warm environment without judgment.

Sherie believes it is a collaborative effort to create a plan that fits the client. When you take the first step to start therapy it is important to understand past coping styles, and how they are not working. She can then examine ways to move toward a more workable solution. Sherie teaches you to notice feelings and emotions that are keeping you stuck. We work toward discovering the best way to create boundaries and increase self-esteem. Sherie is dedicated to providing a relationship that is accepting, and supportive.

Sherie earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She gained experience working with people throughout her 26-year career as a clinician. Sherie was a leader non-profits dedicated to foster care and adoption. She took that experience into private practice which allows her to examine the ecosystem of a person’s social environment and all its influences. Outside of private practice, Sherie enjoys time spent with her family.

Message to clients

Hi and welcome!

I know that reaching out to start therapy can be a daunting process. I want to assure you that I strive to create a warm and friendly and supportive atmosphere. I have years of experience working as a therapist and my goal is for you to have a positive experience. t is important for you to feel heard and understood. I believe the safety of the therapeutic relationship is the key. Together we will create an environment that allows you to engage in a meaningful exploration of the issues that are impacting your well-being. Therapy is a collaborative process and my role is to empower you to reach your goals.

The way I work is to primarily get to know who you are. We will look at what happened to you in your past and how that might be impacting what is happening now. We then identify the goals that are most important to you and create small steps to get there. My goal is to give you the ability to build small successes that add up to big ones!

I look forward to working together and creating new possibilities.


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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents


Sherie Dechter is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 am
  • Tue 9 am to 4 pm (please inquire about available hours)
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9 am to 4 pm (please inquire about available hours)
  • Fri 9 am or 4 pm (Please inquire about hours available)
  • Sat 9 am or 4 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 27 years

Private Practice, Social Worker/Therapist, 2020 - Present
Seneca Family of Agencies, Director of Placement, 2008 - 2018
Holy Family Services, Supervisor of Adoptions, 2001 - 2008
Optimist Family Services, Supervisor of Adoptions, 2000 - 2001
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, Social Worker, 1996 - 2000

University of Southern California, Masters of Social Worke, 1996
California State University Northridge, Bachelors in Psychology, 1993


California: 19664