Starting therapy can be an intimidating process and it’s not uncommon to experience a mix of feelings and reasons to approach and avoid it. After this initial step of reaching out, most clients become engaged, patterns are brought into awareness and life difficulties become more manageable, sometimes transformed.  It is a gift to witness the healing, peace, and vitality that emerges.

If you have questions or would like to start with an initial meeting to see if working together could be helpful to you, contact me at  sherry.shokouhi@gmail.com or (917) 846-6692.  


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them...