Linda C. Sherrard, LPC, NCC
Experienced. Certified. Supportive.
My Training and Experience
My name is Linda Sherrard and I am the owner of Hope and Healing Services, LLC. I have been in private practice since 2019 and I have been a counselor since 2016. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina and Georgia, a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and a National Certified Counselor. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a specialization in Christian Counseling from Liberty University. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID), schizophrenia, dependent personality disorder, grief and loss issues, substance abuse, and relationship issues. I provide individual counseling, Christian counseling, couples counseling, premarital counseling, marriage counseling, and trauma counseling.
I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. EMDR can be used in treating:
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from abuse or other traumatic events
- Grief or Loss
- Feelings of Worthlessness
I am also a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator. SYMBIS stands for Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts and utilizes an assessment designed for all couples (married or not) that covers the following relevant topics:
- Your Money Methods
- Your Fight Types
- Your Love Life
- Your Personalities
- Your Talk Styles
- Your Deepest Longing
My Approach to Counseling
I believe the therapeutic relationship is based on mutual trust and respect. You need to feel comfortable and safe with me before you can talk about your past or current problems and situations. I encourage clients to find the strength and wisdom they need to face and heal from their past experiences, find solutions for their present situations, and the hope they need to believe they can have a better future.
I use many different approaches based on the client’s needs and preferences such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).