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  • "Your healing journey begins with finding the midwife of your soul"

    Welcome to The HSP Psychotherapist for unique, customized therapy with the Highly Sensitive Person in mind.

    I have been an HSP my entire life.  It hasn’t been easy but I have learned how to emotionally regulate my hypersensitivity and navigate some fairly rough terrain as a wife and mother of seven children (now grown).  My sole mission as a clinical therapist is to serve my clients as a “midwife of the soul”.  By being present with each of my clients, helping them to develop insight, alchemize their suffering, transmute their trauma into triumph, heal unhealthy relationship patterns, connect to their Higher Self, highlight their inner strengths, and engage in positive behaviors such as unconditional self love and self-compassion, I have seen my clients transform their lives as they participate in the joyful process of birthing the very best of their own soul.


    “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”

    My specialties include helping ALL clients to access the Divine Light within and supporting HSPs and other neruo-atypical clients to lead successful, self-actualized lives.

    My holistic clinical approach is evidenced-based.  I implement  trauma care by utilizing EMDR, expressive arts therapy. and many holistic integrative modalities, such as spiritual psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, selected breathing practices, barefoot grounding exercises and eco-therapy for stress reduction.

    If you’re interested in becoming a better, happier, more fulfilled you,
    get started and please get in contact today!

    Let's work together

    Thank you for considering starting therapy with me in my private practice, Taproot Integrative Counseling, PLLC.

    I understand that good therapy is also a financial investment.  Effective January 1, 2024, I no longer process insurance claims, but I do offer a sliding scale for clients who cannot afford private practice fees.

    In an effort to reach a wider population, I hold professional clinical licenses in the states of North Carolina. South Carolina, and Rhode Island. 

    I am also available on the following Telehealth platforms:

    If you do not have insurance and are in urgent need of talk therapy, please find me on Better Help:

    www.betterhelp.com/sherry-friedman

    If you have health insurance with Cigna, Optum, or Aetna, please find me on Talkspace:

    https://app.talkspace.com/signup/SherryFriedman

    About Me

    In addition to my credentials as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling, I hold a Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Gifted Education from Purdue University, and a Master of Arts Degree in School Psychology from Ball State University.

    I am also a licensed nurse, member of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and Reiki Master.

    Complementary to offering traditional psychotherapeutic specialties such as, trauma-focused CBT and EMDR, my practice also includes integrative, and holistic body/mind healing modalities to include:

    • Energy Healing, Reiki, Chakra balancing
    • Color and Light therapy, crystal and gemstone therapy
    • Music Therapy
    • Creative Movement Therapy
    • Expressive Arts Therapy
    • Aromatherapy
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
    • Eco-therapy, Forest Bathing, Earthing, and selected breathing practices to decrease anxiety
    • Health and Lifestyle Coaching 

    My personal spiritual shamanic journey includes spiritual awakening through eco-therapy: homesteading in the woods, growing medicinal and culinary herbs, and have recently submitted a manuscript, currently under publishing contract with Atmosphere Press, entitled: