Jeannie Sher, MA, LPC
Monroe Office · Counseling Center
Grief & Loss · Anger Management · Depression · Anxiety · Self Harm · Personality Disorders · Women's Counseling · PTSD
Jeannie Sher brings with her over 20 years of experience in the fields of rehabilitation and counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LA #3033), a Licensed Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LA #723), and holds a national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (#00089202).
Jeannie earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas. As an undergraduate, Jeannie attended the University of North Texas where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Studies.
Jeannie approaches therapy in a collaborative spirit with warmth and empathy, and in an atmosphere of trust and safety. She embraces the belief that each client is unique and offers counseling with respect to each client's values, life experiences, environment, self-knowledge, and autonomy.
Jeannie provides individual and group counseling to adult clients dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem or self-concept problems, anger, grief, loss, trauma, and difficult life adjustments. Among her areas of ongoing study and practice, Jeannie has special clinical interests in clients struggling with chronic mental illness, abuse, post traumatic stress, self-harm behaviors, mood-dependent behaviors, and personality disorders presenting intense dysregulation of emotions, behavior, cognition, and sense of self.
Therapy is approached with an integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and exposure therapy, as well as exploration of formative events and how these early events have a continuing influence in the present. In therapy Jeannie works with clients to identify faulty core beliefs, challenge old patterns of thoughts and behaviors, recognize conflicting needs, increase awareness of self-defeating or self-limiting patterns, analyze factors that hinder efforts and motivation, use problem solving strategies, build new and more effective coping skills, formulate alternative responses in line with personal values and goals, and increase development of and confidence in inner wisdom.
Jeannie is also skilled in vocational evaluation involving exploration of personality, aptitude, interests, values, and physical tolerance to determine how the potential for vocational adjustment can be enhanced. In addition, Jeannie has experience in working with sex offenders, domestic violence offenders, and in areas of traumatic head injury rehabilitation and community mental health services.
Jeannie grew up in Ruston, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University before moving away from the area. She lived in Little Rock, Arkansas; Dallas, Texas; and Charleston, South Carolina before returning to her Louisiana roots in 2003. She enjoys free time with her "old" girlfriend "gang" and traveling with her family.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Clinical Psychologist
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- AAMFT Approved Supervisor
- Licensed Addictions Counselor
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
- Licensed Occupational Therapist
- Licensed Physical Therapist
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration