Sherry Cardinal, LCSW, DAAETS, holds credentials in Texas since 1986 as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also been recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with the Diplomate credential for her expereince and contributions to the field of traumatic stress.
Sherry has over 41 years of experience as a therapist in private practice, personal coach and corporate consultant for Critical Incident Stress Management.
Education & Training
Sherry Cardinal, LCSW holds both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work degrees from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and a Master's Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Anaheim, California.
Sherry has specialized training in treating Acute and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and advanced training in Critical Incident Stress Management and Corporate Crisis Response.
Sherry Cardinal is a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.
She is also certified in Basic Offshore Survival and Emergency Training which includes: Helicopter Underwater Escape, Sea Survival, Basic Life Support, Breathing Apparatus and Fire Fighting.
Throughout her professional career as a therapist, Sherry Cardinal has specialized in treating people coping with Depression, Bi-Polar and Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Reactions, domestic violence, rape and abuse. Also, general growth and development issues involving life transitions, grief and pet bereavement. She is also an ordained minister and provides pastoral care services when requested.
Another unique aspect of Sherry's private practice is Animal Assisted Therapy, utilizing horses and dogs as the facilitators of the healing process. She also created the E.A.P. Program, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for those needing an extra healing touch for the trauma or mood disorders they struggle with.
In 2000, at the request of a major drilling company in the Houston area, Sherry designed and implemented a Critical Incident Stress Management program to serve the offshore community. She is now consulting with other businesses on similar types of programs.
Sherry also volunteers in her community as the Clinical Director of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office CISM Team and Emergency Ministries Association for Crisis Intervention Response and Training.
A dynamic and thought provoking speaker, Sherry does workshops and seminars on Stress Management and CISM Training, Culture Innovations in Safety Management and related topics.
She added Personal and Corporate Coaching to her services in 1998. Coaching provides a collaborative, guiding and mentoring service to those who want to set and reach personal goals, make significant changes/transitions, improve relationships and/or design their life strategy.
In 2000, as a natural extension of her clinical expertise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress Management became the backbone of the personal coaching and business consulting Sherry does.
Sherry has also been a founder and Executive Director of several non-profit social service agencies, including the Fort Bend Women's Center and Rape Crisis Programs in Richmond, Texas and the Domestic Violence Association in Santa Clarita California.