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About Me

Sherry J. Duson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.

With over 16 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of University of Houston-Clear Lake specializing in Family Therapy, she currently works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are pregnancy and postpartum related issues, couples therapy for dating, engaged, co-habitating, separated or married couples, personal growth and self-care, and family relationships.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Sherry has presented at local, state and national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of pregnancy and postpartum depression, self-care for new mothers, and changes in marriage after baby.  She served 10 years on the Board of The Houston Association For Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a Texas State Board Certified Clinical Supervisor for LMFT and LPC. She also served 6 years on the Advisory Board of The Yates Children Memorial Fund for Women's Mental Health at Mental Health America of Greater Houston. She is a past president of the Houston Association For Marriage and Family Therapy.

Sherry is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. She is comfortable with incorporating spirituality with therapy when desired, and works with gay and lesbian clients as well.
Sherry is married with two children.

Education
Master of Arts in Family Therapy - 1995. University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas.

License- LMFT #4780, LPC #14045 Texas.

Certifications & Awards

HAMFT Leadership Award, 2005.
Mental Health America Community Education Award,  2009.

Additional Training

  • Postpartum Support International – pre-conference training in Perinatal Mood Disorders, Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO. June 20 – 21, 2007 
  • Postpartum Support International – pre-conference training in Perinatal Mood Disorders, Annual Conference, New York, New York. June 24 - 28, 2003 
  • Certification in Prepare/Enrich Marriage Inventory, 1999
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    • Crisis Hotline Training, Crisis Intervention of Houston. Houston, Texas. 1991 – 1992.
    • Supervision Training (40 hour required course) Houston Galveston Institute with Harlene Anderson. Houston, Texas 2010

     Professional Activities and Memberships

    Postpartum Support International Annual Conference Co-Chair, 2008

    Texas State Co-Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, 2005 - current.

    Mental Health America of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas.
    Chairperson - Yates Children Memorial Fund, 2005- 2008.
    Advisory Board Member. 2002 - current.

    Postpartum Resource Center of Texas, Austin, Texas. 2003 – 2005.
    Volunteer for statewide telephone hotline, Hotline Trainer,

    Advisory Board  Member, and Regional Co-coordinator
     
    Past President-- Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2005
    President- Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2004
    President-Elect - Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2001 and 2003

    Board member- Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1996 - 2006. Positions held: Local Arrangements Chair for State Conference (1996, 2000), Awards Chair, 1997 - 99. Monthly Programs Chair, 2000

    Clinical Member - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1999 - current.

     Depression After Delivery, Inc. - clinical member. 2000 - 2005.

     Postpartum Support International - clinical member. 2002 - current.




     
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