Sherry Dockins is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), has a Master of Substance Abuse Counseling (MASA) degree and is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP). She has over 20 years of experience working within the mental health field. Her primary clinical experience has been working with adults and adolescents with substance use and/or mental health issues and their families. The past eight years have been dedicated to those who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse issues. These services were provided within individual, couples, group and family session modalities. Additionally, she has experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sherry is also the Substance Abuse Coordinator for the Human Services Program at Illinois Valley Community College, teaching Psychology and Addictions and Domestic Violence courses and is a professional speaker.
A holistic, strength-based approach, founded on mutual respect, understanding and compassion are used to build positive and productive relationships. This client-centered philosophy enables a true partnership between client and clinician to explore the origins of current life circumstances, and together develops a roadmap to increased happiness, healthiness and wholeness.
Sherry's education began at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Illinois, earning an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree. She continued her education with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a Master of Art degree in Substance Abuse Counseling (MASA) from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. She is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor (CADC) and an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP).
Areas of expertise and treatment modalities include: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Stress, Anger Management, Marital Issues, Adjusting to Change, Substance Use Issues, Grief and Loss, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Life Skills, Divorce, Individual, Group, Couples, Family, Adolescents, Education for Family Members, Treatment for Family Members